Today Damen and Bawat have agreed that Damen Green Solutions is given the rights to sell, install and promote Bawat’s green ship-based ballast water management system (BWMS) through their sales channels. Damen has chosen Bawat as it fits the green approach for their business in new build and retrofit market.

Marcel Karsijns, Director at Damen Green Solutions says: Adding Bawat as partner fits very well with our strategy in establishing partnerships with leading green manufacturers as well as making it possible to create retrofit service packages that cover every aspect of the design, installation, and compliance processes.

Rutger van Dam, Sales Manager at Damen Green Solutions continues: By using the surplus heat recourses from the vessel and turn it into a neutralizer for living organisms, basically eco-friendly pasteurization which is the greenest way to treat ballast water available in the market. With at least 35,000 vessels still needing to comply with international ballast water treatment legislation in the near future, we will now be able to offer ship owners Bawats green BWMS solution that heat treat ballast water using heat primarily from the main engine. All in all, a real green solution that uses no chemicals nor UV lamps

Marcus Hummer, CEO at Bawat says: Working with a global player as Damen is a fantastic stamp of approval of our Bawat ballast water management system and how we work as a company, and we are convinced the cooperation will benefit the maritime industry looking for green solutions.

Currently Damen and Bawat have identified the first common project. The full potential of the agreement will materialize over time.