GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Author: Frank Stuer-Lauridsen

Frank Stuer-Lauridsen
Dr. Frank Stuer-Lauridsen is the CEO of Ballast Water Monitoring A/S. The bw-monitor is the world’s first completely automated performance monitoring equipment for ballast water treatment systems. It continuously checks the filter and disinfection unit when operating and is the cheapest way of getting the most of the IMO experience building phase. The bw-monitor system reports to ship and shore as required and is already used onboard several vessels with different treatment systems.

What happened at MEPC71 to the BWMC?

Dr. Frank Stuer-Lauridsen, CEO of Ballast Water Monitoring A/S, comments on MEPC 71 decisions regarding the BWM Convention and what they do mean for both the vendors and the shipowners.  The shipowners are relieved with the extension of two years whereas the developers and suppliers of equipment are not, Dr. Stuer-Lauridsen notes and he adds that the extension will certainly impact competition by recognizing 5-6 leaders in the market and up to 20 systems eventually. However, he is worried about the winners as they may not necessarily represent the best or the most agile technology.

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