Tag: Ballast Water

USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS
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USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. This is the second BWMS by Wärtsilä to receive USCG type approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system was previously granted approval. This technology uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination, whereas the Aquarius UV...

ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window
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ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window

ABS has published its 2019 Ballast Water Management Advisory providing critical advice to owners in advance of the five-year window beginning September 2019, requiring retrofits of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on existing ships. “We anticipate roughly 6,000 vessels per year over the next five years will need to be retrofitted with BWMS to meet...

LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data
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LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data

Microbiological testing company LuminUltra Technologies has introduced a cloud-enabled digital platform to manage the microbiological quality of all shipboard fuel and water systems. LuminUltra Cloud, available both online and offline, allows end-users to control the data from all sampling, testing and analyses carried out onboard, and to create custom compliance reports that can be shared...

BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time
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BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer BIO-UV Group has found a way to reduce the time treated ballast water has to be held onboard prior to discharge, enabling faster and more efficient operations for shipowners and operators trading in different areas. The holding time, which is the minimum period between the uptake and discharge of...

Shipowners must study vessel’s environment to avoid problematic BWTS operation
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Shipowners must study vessel’s environment to avoid problematic BWTS operation

Shipowners should focus on studying a vessel’s operating requirements and conditions specific to the environment of that vessel to avoid operational issues with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) says Panos Smyroglou, chief commercial officer, Coldharbour Marine. Owners and operators face a myriad of challenges when it comes to installing and operating new technologies for regulatory...

Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval
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Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval

Danish ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturer Bawat is carrying out final shipboard tests with its pasteurisation-based BWTS to achieve type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The Bawat in-voyage BWTS uses 150-year old pasteurisation technology to 100 per cent kill all microscopic organisms of any size, without the need for chemicals, filters,...

Optimarin experiences BWTS order surge
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Optimarin experiences BWTS order surge

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Optimarin says it has experienced a record-breaking 2018 and is confident that 2019 will set new standards. The Norwegian company sold more than 100 BWTS last year and currently has an orderbook already five times the size it was at this point in 2018. Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen believes...

Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS
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Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS

Wärtsilä has received 13 orders for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The systems will enable vessels to be compliant with the Ballast Water Management Convention regulations that entered into force in September 2017 for all newbuild vessels. The work is being carried out for ships being built at yards in China. The...

De Nora BALPURE BWTS achieves USCG type-approval
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De Nora BALPURE BWTS achieves USCG type-approval

De Nora has announced its electrochlorination BALPURE ballast water treatment system (BWTS) has received United States Coast Guard (USCG) type-approval. The BALPURE system has been approved for both safe area and hazardous zone installations for internationally trading vessels including US-Flagged vessels. It is the15th system to be certified by the USCG since inception. De Nora...

Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS
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Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS

Royal Caribbean International has chosen Optimarin’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for retrofit to three vessels. OBS is a UV-based BWTS that has type approval from the IMO and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The systems are modular enabling easy retrofit to any vessel. OBS has so far been retrofitted...

Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing
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Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing

Alfa Laval has completed tests of its PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. The technology company has finished additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of its BWTS with zero holding time. If approved by the USCG, PureBallast...

Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements
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Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements

An Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) installed on a Subsea7 vessel in 2015 has been upgraded to meet the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The  OBS was installed on Subsea’s Seven Pacific vessel in 2015. However, this was prior to the OBS USCG type approval that was achieved...