InvaSave receives timely type approval
Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has recently received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels. Its mobile, containerised format means that it can be operated from the dockside or from onboard a vessel alongside, receiving or delivering water to a ship.
Damen has dedicated years of research on the development of the InvaSave, including collaboration with some of the leading research institutes in the Netherlands and other partners, including Groningen Seaports, Wagenborg, MariFlex and Waddenfonds.
Marcel Karsijns, Managing Director of Damen Green Solutions, said: “InvaSave solves the ballast water challenge in ports. We are very proud to receive IMO type approval – it proves the capabilities of this product, something that we have believed in for a long time now. We are looking forward to providing this solution to the market.”
Philip Rabe, responsible for InvaSave sales at Damen, says: “The InvaSave is a unique product – this is a truly innovative solution developed with the needs of the future in mind. Its application goes well beyond the relevance it has for ports too. In many cases, it offers vessel owners a viable and cost-effective alternative to retrofit. And, in the event of failure in an on board system, it ensures that owners have a means by which to access water treatment quickly, equalling no downtime.”