US Oil Major Chooses OceanSaver BWT Systems
OceanSaver ballast water treatment (BWT) systems for two Suezmax lightering tankers to be delivered by a major Korean shipyard in mid-2014 for Chevron Shipping Company. “Competitive pricing, low operating costs, and a compatible technical system were key contract parameters; total cost of ownership (TCO) savings were a decisive factor in winning the contract,” said Tor Atle Eiken, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, OceanSaver. “TCO was center stage. OceanSaver’s BWT system is a comprehensive cost model for the industry and when completing hundreds of lightering operations each year, TCO is a significant factor. We believe that OceanSaver balances purchase price and long term costs in a very efficient manner,” Eiken said.
Hyde Guardian BWTS for Edison Chouest Fleet
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, has been selected as a strategic supply partner for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) for use on ECO’s fleet of vessels. The chemical free Hyde Guardian Gold BWT system, which has both International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval and United States Coast Guard (USCG) Alternative Management System (AMS) approval, uses efficient filtration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection to treat ships' ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.
Hyde Posts Record Delivery, Commissioning and Sales
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC), announced it has delivered more than 200 Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Systems and commissioned more than 100 for operation on a variety of vessels around the world, based on sales of more than 275 units. In commenting about the milestones, John Platz, President, Hyde Marine, said, "We are committed to providing the maritime industry with the most innovative and advanced ballast water treatment technology, which complies with approved and pending ballast water regulations. In April 2009, the Hyde GUARDIAN system became one of the first to receive IMO Type Approval – setting Hyde Marine on a course to be considered one of the maritime industry’s leading BWT companies.
New BWM Regs Cometh - Are you ready?
The global market for BWT systems is predicted to grow to over $34 billion through 2020 in response to IMO and USCG-based ballast water discharge regulations (Frost and Sullivan, 2012). BWT systems are now manufactured by dozens of companies around the world, including traditional suppliers of marine equipment, suppliers of municipal water and wastewater treatment equipment, and shipbuilders. As of November 2013, 35 BWT systems have received IMO-type approval from foreign administrations, and 28 of these have been accepted into the AMS program by the USCG.
Optimarin Signs BWTS Agreement with DOF
Optimarin signs a BWTS frame agreement with DOF, one of the largest offshore-shipping companies in the world. Optimarin, a provider of simple and flexible Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) systems for the global maritime industry, has signed a framework agreement with DOF for the delivery of BWT systems. The agreement establishes the terms governing contracts to be awarded within 2012 to 2015, in particular price and delivery. The bulk of the contracts are retrofit, but Optimarin confirms options for newbuildings. DOF is an international group of companies that own and operate a modern fleet of 75 PSV, AHTS CSV and Subsea ROV vessels. DOF has a multi-national workforce in excess of 3,392 personnel.
OceanSaver BWT for 2 European-owned VLCCs
Ballast water treatment (BWT) supplier OceanSaver said it has been contracted to deliver BWTsystems for two VLCCs to a European owner, currently being constructed by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea. The contract’s value is undisclosed. OceanSaver’s Mark II ballast water treatment system delivers filtration in combination with disinfection through patented electrodialysis, flexible system installation, as well as complete compliance with key regulations, standards and certificates, the manufacturer said. OceanSaver delivers type approved, IMO compliant and U.S. OceanSaver will deliver its Mark II BWT system by Q3 2016.
Damen Partners with Three BWTS Suppliers
Damen Shipyards announced it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system suppliers. It complements the worldwide One Stop BWT Retrofitting Service offered by Damen. This one-stop service gives shipowners peace of mind in their challenge to comply with ballast water regulations in the most cost effective and timely way, Damen said. With more than 60,000 vessels to be retrofitted in the near future, there is a need to coordinate and ensure cost effective implementation and life cycle support.
OceanSaver Names Houtan Houshangi Interim CEO
OceanSaver, a leading global provider of class-approved, high capacity ballast water treatment (BWT) systems, today appointed Houtan Houshangi as interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Houshangi replaces Stein Foss who successfully developed and commercialized OceanSaver BWT system technology since the company’s inception in 2003. Foss will still be associated with OceanSaver and will together with the interim CEO focus on ensuring a smooth transition of leadership and the search for and hiring of his replacement. “Foss has played a critical role in OceanSaver.
Cathelco BWTS Receives AMS Approval
Cathelco Ltd. has received Alternate Management Systems (AMS) acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard for their ballast water treatment system. AMS acceptance is a temporary designation given to ballast water treatment systems approved by a foreign administration. It enables BWT systems to be used on vessels for a period of up to five years, while the treatment system undergoes approval testing to Coast Guard standards. “This is an important milestone in achieving full U.S. Coastguard Type Approval.
Seacure Higher Flow-Rate BWTS Certified by BSH
Evoqua inform that the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie- BSH), which previously granted the Evoqua SeaCURE Ballast Water Management (BWT) system type approval, has now certified the SeaCURE system to operate in volumes from 500-4,000m3/hr. suitable for a wide range of container, LNG, tanker and other vessels. In addition to IMO type approval, the SeaCURE system also is USCG AMS accepted to operate in all salinities.
Cathelco Supply BWT System for Cable Laying Vessel
Cathelco have supplied a ballast water treatment (BWT) system for the C.C. Pacifique, a steel barge which is being converted into a cable laying vessel for Coastal Carriers BV of the Netherlands. The order for the system was placed by V.Delta, part of V.Group, the international ship management company who are managing the conversion of the 120 meter vessel which is taking place in Singapore. The BWT system has a capacity of 300 m3/hr and has been supplied as a self contained skid mounted unit.
Höegh Trove: First Vessel with Full OceanSaver BWT System
OceanSaver announced the commissioning of its first fully operational system onboard Höegh Autoliners PCTC (Pure Car Truck Carrier), Höegh Trove. “Höegh Trove is the first vessel in the world to have a fully operational OceanSaver BWT system. OceanSaver cost-effectively complies with pending IMO Ballast Water Treatment regulations,” says Oistein Dahl, President of Höegh Fleet Services and Head of Ship Management at Höegh Autoliners (Höegh). Höegh has built a strong green brand through its ISO 14001 certification and ongoing eco-friendly initiatives, including scrapping 10 vessels and recycling garbage onboard. “We are looking for the best systems and products to give us a very green footprint.
Next Generation BWT Technology Secures Six Ships
Ciner Shipping Industry & Trading, a subsidiary within Ciner Group, one of Turkey’s growing commerce, industry and service conglomerates, has secured OceanSaver MARK II systems for two suezmax tankers at China’s Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry and four bulk carriers at SPP Shipyard in Korea. Twelve weeks ago OceanSaver informed the market about the launch of its next generation BWT Mark II system and goals to introduce better performing filtration technology, reduce installation cost and complexity for retrofit and newbuilding projects. “The industry has responded very favourably to MARK II and OceanSaver’s high-end technology for critical ballast water treatment applications.
New Offshore Vessel to be Fitted with Cathelco BWTS
Cathelco is supplying a ballast water treatment (BWT) system for a new offshore vessel built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., for Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC. The Harvey Stone (Hull 234), a Rampage 6400 multipurpose field support vessel (MPFSV), with a length of 64.8m and 18m beam, is due to be delivered in Q2 2016. The Cathelco BWT system is based on a combination of filtration and UV technology and has a capacity of 150m3/hr. Cathelco’s well established agent in New Orleans, Green Marine & Industrial Equipment Co.,Inc.,won the order.
Ocean Saver Wins Greek BWT Orders
The two 320,000 dwt vessels will join Almi’s fleet in July 2013 and November 2014 and are designed to meet highest environmental standards. Almi Tankers currently manages two Aframax LR2 vessels and three newly-built Suezmax crude oil carriers and is expecting the delivery of seven more Suezmaxes and two VLCCs by November 2014. The Greek company says it chose OceanSaver after a thorough evaluation of the company’s Mark I and Mark II BWT technology and competing suppliers. “OceanSaver BWT systems are backed by DNV’s Type Approval Program... (which) guarantees detailed evaluation of every aspect of vessel safety,” a spokesman said. The Almi VLCCs are being built to ABS class and will be fitted with a 2 x 3000m3/h type approved Mark II OceanSaver system.
Optimarin Aligns Structure to Meet Demands
Based on planned IMO compliance deadlines, over 50,000 merchant ships will need to install certified BWT systems by 2016 or 2017; that’s about 10,000 ships per year for five or so years after ratification. Optimarin, a world leader of ballast water treatment systems, is setting its sights on retrofits and newbuilds that represent great opportunity for future business growth. Optimarin today announced global expansion of its company after a period of significant activity, securing BWT system contract wins with a number of major ship owners to be delivered over the next few years.
Seaspan Installs BWTS on Louis Dreyfus Cable Layer
Following five weeks of repair and installation activities, Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock (VDC) has completed its refit activities on Louis Dreyfus’ Ile de Batz Special Purpose/Cable Layer vessel. Arriving on April 21 and departing VDC on-schedule on May 25, 2017, the Paris, France-based vessel underwent a wide scope of work that included the assembly of a new plow (special insitu welding/machining), overall support for mobilizing the ship, as well as the primary focus of the refit program, the installation of a Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system – the first of its kind at VDC. “This innovative repair and maintenance project truly was an all-hands-on-deck job…
Trojan Marinex BWT System Earns IMO Type Approval
Trojan Technologies announced that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. “We are the largest UV company in the world, and are committed to providing pioneering water treatment technologies that meet the highest standards and help protect and preserve our environment,” said Marvin DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies.
Trojan Marinex BWT System Earns IMO Type Approval
Trojan Technologies announced that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained IMO Type Approval from DNV on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. “We are the largest UV company in the world, and are committed to providing pioneering water treatment technologies that meet the highest standards and help protect and preserve our environment,” said Marvin DeVries, president, Trojan Technologies. “The IMO Type Approved Trojan Marinex product suite is a reflection of our forward-looking commitment to our customers.
Oceansaver Enters the Japanese Market
OceanSaver has entered the Japanese market with a major ballast water treatment contract for four open hatch bulk carriers being built by Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding Ltd for Gearbulk. The 72,000dwt Open Hatch Bulk Carriers are being built to DNV class and each vessel will be fitted with a 1,200m3/h type approved Mark II OceanSaver system. The first two systems will be commissioned in 2012 and will incorporate OceanSaver’s second generation design, engineered for reliability, low maintenance requirements and low power consumption.
Hyde Names Cammell Laird U.K. Installation Partner
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, announced today it has established a partnership agreement with Cammell Laird, the largest shipyard in the United Kingdom, for installation of the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN (HG) Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) System. Cammell Laird had previously been tapped by the Royal Navy–Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) for installation of Hyde GUARDIAN systems ranging from 150m3/hr to 1,000m3/hr onto five naval vessels. The most recent installation was a complex retrofit in June 2013 of a HG1000X onboard the RFA's Fast Fleet Tanker "Wave Ruler" at Cammell Laird's Birkenhead yard.
BWT System Approved by IMO
Erma say their advanced electrolysis BWT system offers superior performance even in very low salinity waters, cold waters, dirty waters with a very high sediment load. Power consumption is low, the size is compact and installation is claimed to be simple. The Land-Based Tests (performed in the reputable NIOZ – The Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research) and the first two Shipboard Tests on board M/V COSCO GUANGZHOU, a 9600 TEU container vessel, presented excellent results, reaching discharge limits far below the IMO D-2, showing performance perhaps good enough to comply with stricter US States Certification requirements.
Evolution BWT System Begins USCG Shipboard Tests
Cathelco announced that its Evolution ballast water treatment (BWT) system has begun shipboard testing for U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval. The system has been installed on the Svendborg Strait a 1,085 TEU containership owned by Carsten Rehder of Hamburg. “From the start of this project to the final completion we appreciate the care and attention to detail from Cathelco, leading to a smooth, trouble free installation. We are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to continuing our relationship with Cathelco,” said Julian Glogowski, technical director at Carsten Rehder.