Two innovators in delivering unique solutions for the maritime sector, Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch the DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by the SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) at SMM Hamburg. The BALCON containerized deck house has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the yard.
BALCON is touted as an ideal ‘plug and play’ solution, with the absolute minimum of downtime for the vessel. BALCON is also well-suited for tanker vessels (with submergible ballast pumps), where there is typically no space available for placement of the BMWS. It can also be used as a temporary system on vessels that are nearing the end of their life cycle and only need to bridge a short period before they are being taken out of service.
With a footprint of 20-ft. container for a 1,500 cu. m./hr. treatment capacity, the BALCON solution is touted as ideal for ship owners and operators with limited space below deck. The arrangement is optimized for maintenance, and can be assembled and tested offsite to shorten build time on board.