AMELS cuts emissions by 80%

AMELS Tier III programme AMELS 188

AMELS has become the first Dutch shipyard to slash NOX emissions by almost 80%.

This comes as the final milestone in its 18-month ‘Tier III’ programme.

Tier III, the next stage of the United Nations’ IMO NOx emissions regulations, applies to vessels operating in North American and the United States Caribbean Sea NOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

“When the IMO clarified the deadline for the Tier III limits, we realised that the industry had no available integrated solution and very limited practical knowhow,” explains AMELS Technical Director Hans van Triet. “So we took the lead to ensure there would be no delays for our clients, no compromise on luxury space, and no compromise on our renowned low levels of noise and vibrations. And I believe we’re doing our part to face up to these technical challenges and reduce the environmental impact of our industry. That can only benefit us all.”

AMELS new custom engineering project has been installed in its new 57.70 metre AMELS 188. The vessel has also been built with fuel-saving technology. It is the first AMELS to feature a Hybrid Power switchboard with peak shaving (battery bank); plus a generator set configuration with AMELS Smart Power Management (SPM) and AMELS Heat Recovery system.

The AMELS 188 is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2018.