Oceansaver BWMS Approval

Friday, October 31, 2008

OceanSaver’s ballast water management system was granted final approval from the IMO at the latest meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 58) in this month.

The Ballast Water Working Group of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection, which advises the MEPC, had carefully studied OceanSaver's application for final approval in July this year, and recommended that the MEPC grant this approval at its meeting in October. With final approval from MEPC, Norwegian authorities can grant type approval to the technology before year's end.

After the MEPC meeting, there are four ballast water management systems with final approval according to the strict performance standards laid down in the IMO convention on ballast water treatment. This convention is still subject to ratification by 30 member governments representing 35 per cent of commercial tonnage, though it is believed that many nations hesitate to ratify before approved technology is available. With approval of more of these systems, ratification is expected to accelerate. At MEPC 58, three additional nations ratified the convention, bringing the total to 16 nations representing 14.2 per cent of global tonnage.

OceanSaver made its first commercial delivery this autumn.

At MEPC 58, delegates reviewed available technologies for ballast water management, which included a review of their applicability on different vessel types and sizes. This revealed that few technologies were suitable for large vessels, such as many crude oil tankers, or complex tonnage, such as chemical or gas carriers. OceanSaver's solution was one of the few systems with scalability and performance suitable for these applications.

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