Ballast Water Treatment

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.

USCG-approved Tests of Alfa Laval PureBallast on Track

Following the United States Coast Guard (USCG) decision not to accept the most probable number (MPN) method in assessing ballast water treatment systems, tests

BWT: Optimarin Inks Deal with Carisbrooke

Optimarin secured a contract with the potential to be the ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist’s biggest ever. The Norwegian business announced that it has

BWM Convention – Will Logic Prevail?

As Belgium became the 48th signatory party this week, the Ballast Water Management Convention has now almost gained sufficient ratification to come into force, and will do so in 2017,

Fiji Accedes to Six IMO Environmental Treaties

Fiji has acceded to six IMO treaties, including important conventions covering ballast water management and the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships.

Belgium Ratifies Ballast and Recycling Conventions

Belgium became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, bringing the

CMR Takes Module Approach to BWTS, Controls

New CMR modular approach delivers BWTS control panel savings; 75 percent reduction in time-to-market lead times    A modular approach for Ballast Water Treatment

Argo Navis Signs onto the Choice Alliance

Choice Ballast Solutions and Argo Navis have signed an agreement to expand engineering resources and capabilities for Choice Alliance, founded by Drew Marine and Choice Ballast Solutions.

ClassNK Updates Guidelines for Installation of BWT Systems

Classification society ClassNK has just released amendments to its Guidelines on the Installation of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The latest Guidelines include

Cathelco: BWT System Ready for USCG Type Approval

Cathelco have submitted a Letter of Intent to the U.S. Coast Guard verifying readiness to begin testing their ballast water treatment (BWT) system for Type Approval.

Optimarin Wins Sinopacific AHTS Contract

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is continuing its strong start to the year, with the news that its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) has been selected

Optimarin Scores Unique BWT Retrofit Project

Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi’s Edda Fides, the world’s only purpose-built monohull accommodation vessel.

CMR BWTS Passes Quality Testing

New CMR BWTS passes the quality test after C&P technology investment   Industrial diesel engines specialist CMR Group said it has invested in electrical test

Alfa Laval Bolsters BWTS Retrofit Training

In preparation for the anticipated ballast water treatment retrofit boom, Alfa Laval training for engineering partners is securing skills and capacity for the retrofit

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