A filter system that processes exhaust gases and prevents nanoparticle emissions. The use of such filters is very common in Swiss tunnels, but unprecedented in marine vessels, that is until now. By implementing this filter technique in our new vessels, we will be setting an example for others to follow in the maritime industry.
Ultra Low Emission Vessels
New state-of-the-art filter system for vessels
With our filter system, 99% of nanoparticles are filtered out
Unlike the trend using LNG as alternative fuel, our new vessels will still use diesel fuel to power their engines. In our opinion, switching to LNG does not offer a solution, because the emission of harmful products remains unchanged. According to research, emissions in LNG vessels even increases in some situations. Whatever the fuel and type of engine only filtering removes harmful products. And with our filter system, 99% of nanoparticles are filtered out.
ULEVs go beyond the IMO Tier III regulations
The vessels are diesel-electrical powered, with engines allowing optimal use of generated power but with low fuel consumption and emissions. In addition, the vessels are equipped with a two stage highly efficient exhaust gas filter system, resulting in emissions complying with the European Stage V regulations for inland waterway vessels.
RECOGNISABLE: LOGO AND BLUE FUNNEL
The ULEv vessels stand out in filter technology, and therefore we also want to make them stand out visually. The funnel of this new vessel generation will be blue in colour.
In addition, we designed our own logo that will be displayed on the vessels outfitted with ULEv and will also be used in future communication. And the ‘v’ is intentionally lowercase.
The ‘v’ in the logo is intentionally small and is intentionally covered too. This symbolises the minimal emissions of nanoparticles thanks to the filter layer.
In a world of climate change and general environmental awareness, our approach is appreciated, talked about and acclaimed by industry leaders across the spectrum. We have been inundated with requests for information are multiplying, and the level of interest shown by others has allowed us to open up more forums to express our vision. We grab this opportunity with both hands. And the fact that renown maritime organisations reward our technology is only the cherry on the cake.
Jan De Nul Group orders Les Alizés, a floating installation crane vessel from the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China.
ULEv stands for Ultra-Low Emission vessel.
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Jan De Nul Group ordered four Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD) equipped with exhaust gas treatment systems in order to reduce harmful emissions.
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has developed a new notation to recognize the performance of ULEv.
The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms, is delighted to welcome Jan De Nul’s Voltaire to the project.