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Alfa Laval has added a fifth system to its PureBallast 3 range of ballast water management systems that has a large flow rate of 1,500 m3/h.

Recent clarifications of US Coast Guard policy show that care is needed when choosing a ballast water treatment system. For long-term compliance, the choice of supplier can be as important as the choice of the system itself.

Recent market developments show a shift in thinking when it comes to ballast water treatment systems for tankers and other large vessels. Today more and more ship owners see advantages in choosing UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination for large flows, even with respect to power consumption and footprint.

Ballast water treatment (BWT) system manufacturer Optimarin is to offer global servicing and spare parts through an agreement with Goltens Green Technology.

Optamarin has bagged a contract to supply 15 ballast water treatment systems (BWT) for vessels being built by Vard.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its AGM in Rotterdam last week, discussing critical issues facing its members around the world.

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Masamichi Morooka stressed the dangers of regional regulation during an address to the Singapore Shipping Association today.

Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin of Norway and ship engineering and installations firm Goltens have signed a non-exclusive worldwide agreement covering the retrofitting of Optimarin’s Ballast System (OBS).

Turkey has ratified the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, becoming the 43rd signatory, following Japan last week.


For owners of older vessels or those that sail on fixed routes Damen Shipyards Group is displaying its unique mobile ballast water treatment system at SMM.

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