Damen supports Conference “Implementation of the BWMC in Russia” as its General Sponsor
Damen supports the Conference “Implementation of the BWMC in Russia. What needs to be done by September?” as its General Sponsor.
The Conference organized by Media Group PortNews with the assistance of the Russian Ministry of Transport will be held in Moscow, at the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, on 27 February 2017.
The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) will enter into force on September 8, 2017. The BWMC was adopted in order to prevent or minimize the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, by establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ships' ballast water and sediments.
Under the Convention, the ports and terminals where cleaning or repair of ballast tanks occurs, are required to have adequate reception facilities for the reception of sediments, taking into account relevant guidelines of IMO.
All ships in international traffic are required to manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard, according to a ship-specific ballast water management plan. Eventually most ships will need to install an on-board ballast water treatment system.
The Damen InvaSave ballast water treatment (BWT) system has recently won the Innovation in Port Equipment award at the inaugural IHS DPC Dredging and Port Construction Innovation Awards. These took place on the 10th of November in the Marriott Hotel in Mayfair, London.
Gorinchem, Netherlands based Damen Shipyards Group (established in 1927) is a globally operating company with 40 owned shipyards and numerous partner yards. Damen employs over 9,000 people, has built over 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide.
Damen specializes in building tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and mega yachts. Besides, Damen offers efficient customer support, customer financing and complete lifecycle service.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 16 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.
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