Notably, the unit 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.

The BWTS left Damen Green Solution’s premises in Gorinchem, on Thursday, 27 December. Upon arriving in the port of Las Palmas, it 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 BWM Convention.

This demonstration is part of the Atlantic Blue Port Services’ second Stakeholder Workshop session.

The programme is resulted from cooperation between close to 30 project partners from Spain, Portugal, France, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, aiming 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.

In this context, the partners have planned several InvaSave demonstrations as part of this goal.

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,

...said Damen Green Solutions Sales Manager, Philip Rabe.