A young Danish company, Bawat, has unveiled an exciting new low-cost and “green” ballast water treatment technology which requires no filters, chemicals or UV lamps, and is powered by waste heat from ships’ engines.

Last year’s clarification of US Coast Guard (USCG) policy shows that care is needed when choosing a ballast water treatment system. Together with the upcoming entry into force of revised IMO G8 requirements, it demands that ship owners look further ahead to be certain of long-term compliance.

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.

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Lloyd's Register (LR) have teamed up to build the world's first ballast free LNG bunker tanker for Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement.

With the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in force, owners and shipyards are beginning to look seriously into the retrofit challenges ahead. Having already done so for many years, Alfa Laval has channelled a decade of practical experience into a well-developed retrofit offering – covering both technical and collaborative needs. 

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.

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.

A lack of uniform international environmental regulations will impede the adoption of green technologies in shipping, said over two thirds (68%) of global marine industry executives, according to a new report from global law firm Clyde & Co and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

With the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in force, owners and shipyards are beginning to look seriously into the retrofit challenges ahead. Having already done so for many years, Alfa Laval has channelled a decade of practical experience into a well-developed retrofit offering – covering both technical and collaborative needs.

As Alfa Laval brings to a close its 100th anniversary year the company will be showing its latest innovations at Marintec China 2017.

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