Marine engineering and construction company Herbosch-Kiere has chosen Bawat’s mobile containerised ballast water management system (BWMS) for its reception facility to serve its entire fleet of vessels and barges
Founded over a century ago, Herbosch-Kiere specialises in river, port, coastal and offshore projects using a fleet of vessels and barges. In 2020, Herbosch-Kiere tested the world’s first mobile BWMS from Bawat and found it worked so well, the port and coastal construction company has decided to invest in a Bawat Mobile BWMS.
Bawat chief executive Marcus Hummer said "It is a big decision for any company to find the right BMWS solution that can work well for you. It has been great to experience how satisfied Herbosch-Kiere found the Bawat Mobile BWMS during the trial period. With its single-pass technology, the Bawat Mobile solution is perfectly suitable for servicing multiple vessels, thus highlighting how Bawat can create value for our customers.
Mr Hummer continued, “Bawat’s Mobile BWMS allows ballast water treatment on land or on barges in ports, terminals and shipyards. By establishing and operating mobile treatment units, a large number of ships can be serviced per unit, installations on each ship are avoided, resulting in significant lower installation and treatment costs to the shipowner.”
Herbosch-Kiere head of vessel and plant department Pieter Nagels said "We were very pleased to have the chance to try out Bawat’s Mobile BWMS during Q2 2020 and found that it worked out perfectly for our needs. The choice of a Bawat Mobile BWMS allows us not only to operate our own equipment according to regulations, but also to offer ballast water treatment as a commercial service or project solution to third parties.”
The Bawat Mobile BWMS solution is a compact system that is placed in a container and can easily be moved or sited in a harbour area or placed on another vessel.
Bawat’s Mobile BWMS allows ballast water treatment on land or barges in ports, terminals and shipyards, if an onboard system is not installed or malfunctions.
Bawat has established a co-operation with Scotland-based Ballast Water Containers (BWC) for the design, assembly and delivery of its containerised BWMS. BWC chief executive Richard Lawson said “We are delighted to have been selected by Bawat for the design and manufacture of their containerised BWMS. Bawat’s technology and BWC’s experience are the perfect match and we firmly believe that Bawat single-pass technology provides the ideal solution to the challenges of mobile containerised systems.”
Bawat’s Mobile system is a single-pass system, that either delivers treated D2-compliant ballast water to the vessels before departure or receives and treat ballast water during deballasting operation. With a single pass, holding time is eliminated and as the Bawat technology operates without a filter, one of the largest operational obstacles in traditional BWMS is completely avoided.
When the ballast water has passed the Bawat system, either in ballasting mode or deballasting mode, the ballast water is in full compliance with the IMO discharge criteria, D2, for ballast water.
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