With BWM 2004 entering into force shipyards need to anticipate 20-40 retrofits per day globally – expert (photo)
When the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) enters into force on September 8, 2017 shipyard need to anticipate 20-40 retrofits per day globally, Damen representative said at the Conference “Implementation of the BWMC in Russia” organized by Media Group PortNews with the assistance of the Russian Ministry of Transport and held in Moscow on 27 February 2017.
According to the expert, in case a vessel can not treat its ballast water after the 8th of September it has to stay on board. Due to the weight of the ballast water less cargo can be loaded.
“The loss can be up to 50 dollar per ton, for a single vessel the loss can be hundred thousands of euros”, said the expert.
Another representative of DAMEN, who also spoke at the Conference, told about DAMEN’s center of excellence for ballast water treatment: “Damen Green Solutions”. For this market Damen developed three poduct ranges: Ballast water treatment port solutions “InvaSave”, Ballast water treatment turn key product with standard building blocks. Also has Damen Green Solutions partnered with the Dutch company AEX to offer plug and play retrofitting of SOX installations.
Damen Shipyards Group (with its Head Office in Gorinchem, the Netherlands) operates 40 ship- and repair yards employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen specializes in construction of tugs, boats, patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo ships, dredgers, platform service vessels, oil spill response ships, frigates and super yachts.
All conference materials in Russian and in English are available at the office of the event organizers, IAA PortNews. Requests should be submitted to email@example.com.
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