DESMI's BWMS Entry Earns USCG Type Approval

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 17, 2019

  • The USCG-approved DESMI Ocean Guard CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (CREDIT: DESMI)
  • Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard
  • The USCG-approved DESMI Ocean Guard CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (CREDIT: DESMI) The USCG-approved DESMI Ocean Guard CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (CREDIT: DESMI)
  • Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard

The DESMI Ocean Guard CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received US Coast Guard Type Approval. This approval comes just a few months after the CompactClean BWMS received IMO type approval and means that the system is now approved for worldwide operation.


On April 16, 2019 DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) received US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval. The approval is valid for all salinities and sea water temperatures, and has no requirement for a special operating mode in US Territory. Furthermore, the CompactClean BWMS has recently been approved according to ATEX and IECEx requirements for installation in hazardous zones on e.g. oil and chemical tankers, and this is also expected to be added to both IMO and USCG Type Approval certificates soon.


“With the so far unmatched versatility of the CompactClean BWMS, enabling installation on board any ship type and allowing for treatment of all kinds of ballast water anywhere in the world, the CompactClean BWMS is leading the way. Add to this the smallest footprint in the industry, simplicity, user friendliness, ease of installation and credible long term global support and service from a company with close to two centuries of
history, and you have the explanation why CompactClean is being selected by more and more” explains Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard. He continues: “Some of the World’s largest and leading shipowners have found the CompactClean BWMS the superior solution, and selected it for their entire fleet. We are grateful for their trust in our product and our company, and we are happy to see that as systems are installed and put into operation on more and more vessels, we receive positive feedback from involved shipowners.”

The CompactClean BWMS comes in 14 different flowrate sizes, with the smallest having a maximum flowrate of 35 m3/h, and the largest having a maximum flowrate of 3000 m3/h. As a closing remark Rasmus Folsø adds: “In addition to the CompactClean BWMS, DESMI Ocean Guard also
provides the market’s most energy-efficient IMO approved BWMS. This system, called RayClean, can in some cases still be the optimal solution if available electrical power is a limiting factor and available space is less of an issue.”

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