Damen Designs BWTS for Antarctic Research Vessel


Damen Green Solutions has designed the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for the Government of Australia’s 160-metre Antarctic supply and research vessel so it can endure demanding conditions and operate effectively in very cold waters without using chemicals and by-products.

The solution uses the Trojan Marinex BWT 250, a compact solution that delivers both filtration and UV treatment within a single unit to meet the requirements of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), which is responsible for the design and engineering of the project.

Damen will deliver the BWMS (pictured below) in August for installation towards the end of 2017.

The vessel will be operational in 2020.

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Stefhan van Esch, Design & Proposal engineer at Damen, said: “At Damen Green Solutions, we partnered with Trojan Marinex to design a ‘plug-and-play’ installation for DSNS.

“Together we created a bespoke design that mounts the entire BWMS on a 3m by 1m skid that can be easily and quickly fitted into the available footprint in the engine room.

“Prior to leaving the manufacturing works it will undergo a factory acceptance test, leaving DSNS with the simple matter of connecting up the power and the main pipes once it is aboard the ASRV.

“The Trojan Marinex BWT 250 will then be ready to disinfect and treat up to 250m³ of seawater an hour.”

Last month, Damen readied its tug for the UAE bulk terminal opening

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