MARIN) as well as in practice on operating vessels. The general
conclusion is that Thorn-D® fibres do not increase drag due to a
change in the hydrodynamic flow structure.
“Not only have our pilot project and research results proven
Thorn-D®’s outstanding performance, our clients from the
Middle East, for example, are also positive about our new
product,” adds Rik. “And these clients are constantly battling
Dutch innovation and award-winning company, Micanti, founded
in 2006, develops products for effective non-toxic fouling
defence technology. Micanti strives to be the market leader for
non-toxic antifouling through a patented technology by applying
fibre thorns as a fouling repellent.
For years, the patented product Thorn-D has been tested and
continuously improved in various environments.
ABOUT PORT OF AMSTERDAM
Port of Amsterdam manages, operates and develops the port. It
ensures a safe, swift and environmentally responsible
management of shipping traffic within its working area. The exploitation is aimed at port sites (rental and leasing), quays and
water. In the entire Amsterdam port region a
yearly amount of over 94 million tonnes of
goods are being transshipped.
ABOUT DAMEN SHIPYARDS GROUP
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship-
and repair yards, employing 9,000 people
worldwide. Damen has delivered more than
5,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and
delivers approximately 160 vessels annually to
customers worldwide. Based on its unique,
standardized ship design concept Damen is
able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardization, modular
construction and keeping vessels in stock
leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance.
Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and