AUGUST 29, 2016 — Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch a containerized "plug and play" ballast water management system (BWMS) at next month's SMM event in Hamburg, Germany.
The Damen Balcon EC 1500 powered by the SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS) has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the shipyard.
"Damen enjoyed working with our partner Evoqua to develop the Balcon. Together we had a continuous focus on safety during the development of the Balcon," said Matthijs Schuiten, Product Manager Damen Green Solutions. "Evoqua, which has over 40 years' experience in manufacturing Chloropac marine growth prevention systems, refined this tried and tested technology and integrated it into its SeaCure BWMS. Damen focused on standardization throughout the development process as part of our remit to deliver safe and proven solutions to our shipyard customers on demand. The container will be classified as a deck house by the major classification societies
"We were delighted to work with Damen to produce the Balcon, and take this next step in our relationship," said Lars Nupnau, Director Global Business Development Ballast Systems at Evoqua Water Technologies.
With a footprint of 20 ft container for a 1,500 cu.m/h treatment capacity, the newly arranged Balcon is a compact solution for ship owners and operators with limited space below deck. The arrangement is optimized for maintenance, and can be assembled and tested offsite to shorten build time on board.
Balcon is well-suited for tanker vessels (with submersible ballast pumps), where there is typically no space available for placement of the BMWS. It can also be used as a temporary system on vessels that are nearing the end of their life cycle and only need to bridge a short period before being taken out of service.