InvaSave, a mobile land-based ballast water management system produced by Damen Green Solutions, (part of Damen Shipyards), has been installed at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to be used for a demonstration programme as part of the 'Atlantic Blue Port Services' project.
The InvaSave 300 Mobile Ballast Water Treatment System is a shipping container-based unit. According to Damen Green Solutions, this unit treats discharged ballast water to the strict D2-standard as prescribed by IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention.
In the demonstration, the unit will be connected to a vessel’s ballast water discharge manifold and the water treated during deballasting.
According to Damen Green Solutions, InvaSave is the world’s only land-based ballast water management system that is IMO-certified to carry out such a job in a single treatment step, without any holding times or chemicals.
The demonstration is part of the Atlantic Blue Port Services’ second Stakeholder Workshop session and is the result of co-operation between close to 30 project partners from Spain, Portugal, France, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands.
The Atlantic Port Services' project is sponsored in part by the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund intended to promote and develop the feasibility of, and best practices for, port reception and treatment facilities with the aim of reducing oil pollution and invasive species transfer via ballast water discharge.
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 InvaSave can make important contributions in this regard.”
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