InvaSave shipped to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for demonstrations under INTERREG Programme “Atlantic Blue Port Services”
On Thursday 27 December, an InvaSave 300 Mobile Ballast Water Treatment System was transported from Damen Green Solution’s premises in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to be used for a demonstration programme as part of the “Atlantic Blue Port Services” project, made possible by the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Upon arriving in the port of Las Palmas, the unit will be connected to a vessel’s ballast water manifold to take on the no-longer needed water and treat it to the strict D2-standard as prescribed by the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The special part is that the InvaSave is the world’s only land-based ballast water management system that is actually IMO-certified to carry out such a job in a single treatment step, without any holding times or use of chemicals.
This demonstration is part of the Atlantic Blue Port Services’ second Stakeholder Workshop session. Several interesting presentations are planned besides the demonstration, coming from industry, the Port Authority of the Port of Las Palmas as well as from the Las Palmas University. The programme itself, a cooperation between close to 30 project partners from Spain, Portugal, France, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, intends to promote and develop the feasibility of, and best practices for, port reception and treatment facilities. The aim is to drastically reduce oil and polluted ballast water discharge at sea. The planned InvaSave demonstrations are an important part towards this goal. Please see www.blueportservices.com for more information.
Damen Green Solutions Sales Manager Philip Rabe said, “We are delighted to contribute to this important project. The importance of adequate port-reception facilities to a cleaner maritime industry is crystal clear and the InvaSave can make important contributions in this regard.”
If you would like to attend this very special demonstration, please feel free to send an email to Project Coordinator Fabienne Vallée: Fabienne.Vallee[at]port.cci-brest.fr.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 160 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, winches, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has a worldwide network of eighteen repair and conversion yards of which twelve are located in North West Europe. Facilities at the yards include more than 50 floating (and covered) drydocks, including the longest, 420 x 80 metres, and the widest, 405 x 90 metres, as well as slopes, ship lifts and indoor halls. Projects range from the smallest simple repairs through Class’ maintenance to complex refits and the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually, both at yards as well as in ports and during voyage.