Optimarin meets demand for flexible financing with industry first BWT leasing offer

(May 14 2020)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has adopted a novel approach to meet growing demand for flexible financing solutions.



BIO-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus on surfaces

(Apr 23 2020)

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces.



Significant cost savings with a combined separator for EGR and Bilge

(Apr 02 2020)

Marinfloc have announced their combined Exhaust Gas Recirculation Bleed Off water treatment system and Bilge water separator.



BIO-UV awarded USCG and IMO type approval for new low flow ballast water treatment system

(Apr 02 2020)

BIO-UV Group, the French leader in UV-based water treatment technology, has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range.



Chugoku Marine Paints to supply solvent-free epoxy for MR tanker newbuildings’ water ballast tanks

(Mar 26 2020)

Following many years of extensive prototype trials in field tests, Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd., (CMP) is ready to launch a new solvent-free epoxy coating that can be applied to water ballast tanks (WBT) with standard application equipment that meets ...



Bawat’s cost effective simple ballast water system awarded US Coast Guard Type Approval

(Mar 05 2020)

Danish system maker Bawat awarded Type Approval from US Coast Guard for its BWMS and sets industry benchmark utilising waste-heat for treatment rather than chemicals, filters and UV lamps. And all done in a truly one-pass process.



Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

(Mar 05 2020)

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society.



ERMA FIRST BWTS fit obtains USCG Type Approval for BWTS using HYDAC filters

(Mar 05 2020)

Obtaining the USCG Type Approval in October 2017, under Lloyd’s Register (LR) as an Independent Laboratory (IL), made ERMA FIRST the first full flow electrolysis BWTS vendor worldwide to have achieved such an important milestone.



Hyde GUARDIAN-US™ ballast water treatment system has been submitted for USCG Type Approval

(Jan 23 2020)

The Hyde GUARDIAN-US (Universal Service) has successfully completed all of the requirements of the Independent Laboratory and now is under review by the U.S. Coast Guard for Type Approval under 46CFR162.060.



Odfjell reports that it has installed UV ballast water systems on all owned vessels.

(Jan 16 2020)

Explaining the reasons for choosing ultra violet systems (UV), Veine Huth, Project Manager at Odfjell Ship Management said that it was the simplicity and lack of needing special chemicals which most appealed.



June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations