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Tag: BWTS

IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

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The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention.

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One more BWTS to gain IMO type approval

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Damen’s InvaSave external ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels.

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USCG type approval triggers Alfa Laval orders

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The USCG Type Approval Certificate for the PureBallast 3 family issued on 23 December 2016, made Alfa Laval one of the first suppliers with a USCG-approved system. Some time after, the company reveals that as a direct consequence of this type approval, its PureBallast retrofit system 3.1 orders have been increased.

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OceanSaver’s BWTS receives USCG approval

OceanSaver has received the final type approval certificate from US Coast Guard as the first ballast water treatment system supplier utilizing electrochlorination. This means that a USCG type approved system is now available for medium and large vessels like LR1s, VLCCs, and large gas carriers.

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Alfa Laval PureBallast receives USCG approval

Alfa Laval

On 23 December, Alfa Laval received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for the third generation of its ballast water treatment system, PureBallast. The approval allows ship owners who deballast in United States waters to make a confident choice of treatment technology.

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USCG issues further BWMS Type Approval certificates

On December 23rd, the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the second U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Swedish manufacturer Alfa Laval Tumba AB, and third Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer OceanSaver AS after a detailed review of each manufacturers type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

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DESMI’s BWTS type approval under discussion

DESMI

Discussions are currently ongoing with US Authorities to find a way for the USCG to accept the MPN method, and DESMI expects a conclusion on these discussions before the end of 2016. If the discussions end with an acceptance of the MPN method, DESMI expects to receive USCG type approval for the RayClean ballast water treatment system in Q1 2017.

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Optimarin secures further US BWTS orders

Optimarin

Optimarin has said it has secured a two-system contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The agreement, which Optimarin said comes ahead of its imminent USCG approval, will see two 500 m³/h capacity Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) fitted on a single clean products barge.

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Damen partners with TeamTec for innovative BWTS

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Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the innovative AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system which combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimised for medium-sized to large vessels.

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