Operational issues with many installed ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) have been highlighted by both Intertanko and ABS, but is it all the fault of the manufacturers?

As ballast water management regulations shift towards enforcement shipowners are finding that the majority of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) installed do not function properly.

Optimarin reports that its USCG-approved ballast water treatment (BWT) technology will be aboard the Norwegian Polar Institute’s new research vessel Kronprins Haakon, due to be christened by Fincantieri next week.

Optimarin has inked a new agreement with Höegh Autoliners for 10 retrofitted ballast water treatment (BWT) systems, a contract that follows previous individual orders over the past two years for the shipowner’s ro-ro fleet.

With all the focus on complying with the 2020 sulphur cap the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) has slipped off the agenda with the need to comply seemingly an accepted fact whatever the individual’s view on how the regulation has been executed.

Torm has inked an agreement with Alfa Laval to fit ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) across its product tanker fleet.

UK-based Coldharbour Marine, a manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) based on unique inert gas technology, has opened a new office in Singapore and appointed Mohit Batra to lead its planned expansion into the Asian market.

Scorpio Tankers is buying 55 Ecochlor ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and taking a minor stake in the company.

UAE marine and engineering provider NICO International aims to take greater share of the region's retrofit market for ballast water management and scrubbers through a partnership with Cleanship Solutions in the UK.

Gibralter shipyard Gibdock has been seeing a steady stream of ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit work as owners look to be compliant ahead of the September 2019 deadline.

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