Damen announces strategic partnership agreements with three major Ballast Water Treatment System suppliers
09 Sep 2014
Shipping industry to benefit from Damen Global One Stop Ballast Water Treatment Retrofit Service
Damen Shipyards announces today it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system suppliers. It complements the worldwide One Stop BWT Retrofitting Service offered by Damen. This One Stop Service gives ship owners peace of mind in their challenge to comply with ballast water regulations in the most cost effective and timely way.
With over 60.000 vessels to be retrofitted in the near future there is a need to coordinate and ensure cost effective implementation and life cycle support. With the large number of vessels to be retrofitted, there will be subsequent supply problems for BWT equipment, engineering and class in a booming market. Damen is dedicated to providing a total turnkey package to vessel-owners for BWTS integrations and services.
Damen has chosen to include BWT systems manufactured by its strategic retrofit partners: Trojan Marinex, Bio-UV, and Evoqua Water Technologies. All BWT systems of these partners are IMO type approved and are USCG AMS accepted.
Trojan Marinex delivers BWT systems purpose-built for the marine environment, providing filtration + UV in a single, compact unit having an industry-leading low power draw requirement due to their innovative Solo lamp technology and has been tested to operate in all water qualities, including freshwater.
Bio-UV designs and manufactures, with high marine quality components, the BIO-SEA® BWT system. This is a reliable, innovative, modular and cost efficient UV based system.
Evoqua Water Technologies provides their SeaCURETM BWTS operable in all salinities based on proven, widely deployed Chloropac® electrochlorination technology.
Based on the vessels characteristics, operational requirements and customers preference Damen BWT experts will select the most appropriate BWT technology for retrofitting. By working with the selected partners, Damen can provide high-quality competitive retrofit packages for all vessel types.
One Stop Shop
Damen BWT experts use 3D scan techniques to create a customized engineering package. Installation of a BWTS can be done at one of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion shipyards conveniently located worldwide. Systems can also be installed at a customer selected non-Damen yard or during operation.
First time right
By using 3D scan techniques to create a custom engineering package, Damen is able to modify the vessel with the most economic, high-quality type approved Ballast Water Treatment System. Therefore Damen assures the system is ready on time. Due to the cooporation with selected preferred BWTS suppliers, competitive efficient total retrofit packages can be guaranteed.
Gert-Jan Oude Egberink, Damen Manager Ballast Water Treatment, comments; “We are very pleased announcing our strategic BWT partners Trojan Marinex, Bio-UV and Evoqua. It means we can address many of the retrofit concerns in the shipping industry. I think there is no other global company that has this one-stop-shop, with the yard and the engineering capacity, a vast knowledge of shipbuilding, global service capacity, purchasing power and key strategic partnerships. Our customers have a long term trusted partner and peace of mind.”