Ballast Water Treatment

Alfa Laval Announced Plans for SMM 2016

At SMM 2016, Alfa Laval will mark the 100th anniversary of its first marine separator, and present marine customers with more new solutions.   Over the course of a century,

VARD Orders BWT Systems for Topaz Newbuilds

Ballast water treatment (BWT) system Optimarin has picked up an order covering 15 vessels from VARD shipyards.   The vessels, VARD 9 21 Design specialist module carriers,

Gard Alert: Prepare to Manage Ballast Water

 Preparatory work to ensure timely compliance with IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention should not be postponed as it is thought the convention will soon be

Trojan Marinex Awarded for Fighting Invasive Species

Trojan Marinex has been named the winner of the 2016 Outstanding Private Sector Achievement award from the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC).

DESMI Ocean Guard’s BWTS is ATEX Certified

DESMI Ocean Guard receives ATEX certification for its RayClean-EX ballast water treatment system, enabling installation in hazardous areas on tanker vessels   On June 9,

Peru Accedes to Ballast Water Management Convention

Peru has become the latest country to accede to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), a treaty designed

[Op-Ed] Ballast Water Facts, Not Hype

An Op-Ed issued by the Lake Carriers’ Association, American Great Lakes Ports Association and Great Lakes Maritime Task Force addresses the “exaggerations and inaccuracies”

Compact Ballast Water Management System Launched

Evoqua Water Technologies has confirmed the launch of a compact version of its SeaCURE ballast water management system (BWMS) at shipping and marine trade show Posidonia on June 6, 2016.

Trim Optimization – Saving Fuel on Offshore Supply Vessels

 A joint development project (JDP) between DNV GL, Statoil and Farstad Shipping has demonstrated that offshore supply vessels (OSV) can save up to 21,000 Euros on their annual fuel bill,

BWTS Refit for Netherlands Naval Vessels

The Defense Material Organization has awarded three contracts to Goltens Worldwide’s Green Technologies business unit for the engineering and turnkey installation

PureBallast Nears Completion of USCG Testing Procedures

Alfa Laval saiys it continues to move swiftly towards the submission of a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval application for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1. The

New Rules for Ballast Water Management in Australia

Since July 2001, all ships entering Australian ports or waters from overseas have been subject to Australia’s national ballast water management requirements.   These

OceanSaver Completes USCG Testing

OceanSaver informs it has finalized all testing required for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval application of ballast water management systems.   OceanSaver

Saga Shipholding’s Optimarin Experience Drives BWT Orders

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has signed a contract with Saga Shipholding for the provision of three of its Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS).

Norwegian Escape Equipped with Alfa Laval Systems

Norwegian Escape, the first cruise ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s new Breakway Plus Class, was delivered in October 2015. The 164,600 GT vessel, which boasts 19 decks and 4,

Optimarin Reports Surge in BWTS Orders

 With its latest succession of contracts won, ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin reports it has now sold more than 400 of its environmentally friendly UV-based systems.

ICS to Pursue Critical Issues at IMO's MEPC Meet

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has made a number of submissions to a critical meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Committee (MEPC) which begins in London next week (18-22 April).

Development on BWM highlights - IMO's R&D Forum

Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and

Support for Uniform National Discharge Legislation Builds

AWO Pushes VIDA as the solution to the confusing patchwork of federal and state regulations that makes compliance unnecessarily complicated and costly.    Even

Silver Lining for Prospects in Tanker Demolition

 The Gibson tanker report  reflects on the subject of tanker demolition which is always topical, particularly now after several years of robust investment in new tonnage.

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