Damen and Evoqua Launches DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by SeaCURE® Systems

Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on August 29, 2016 at 10:34 AM

BALCON 1500 (1)Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch the DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by the SeaCURE® ballast water management system (BWMS) at SMM Hamburg on 6 September 2016. The BALCON containerized deck house has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the yard.

“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.  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,” said Matthijs Schuiten, Product Manager Damen Green Solutions.

“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.

BALCON is an ideal ‘plug and play’ solution, with the absolute minimum of downtime for the vessel.  BALCON is also well-suited for tanker vessels (with submergible 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 they are being taken out of service.

With a footprint of 20” container for a 1.500 m³/h treatment capacity, this 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.

Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua’s SeaCURE BWMS is backed by a strong after-sales support service. They collaboratively provide services to ensure ongoing compliance for the lifetime of a vessel, from commissioning and installation at locations across the globe, to maintenance through partners in a multitude of territories.

Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies are exhibiting at the SMM international shipping exhibition SMM in Hamburg from 6-9 September. Visit them in Hall X, stand X.

Chloropac and SeaCURE are trademarks of Evoqua Water Technologies LLC in some countries.

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 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, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.

Evoqua’s unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability.

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