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.

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

In the largest ballast water management systems (BWMS) retrofitting order to date NYK has contracted Chinese manufacturer Sunrui for 89 vessels.

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

Talk of regulation was never very far away at Posidonia last week with the 2020 sulphur cap dominating, along with the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions question, and the Ballast Water Management Convention.

Finland’s Evac Group is acquiring shipping and offshore equipment manufacturer Cathelco as it bolsters its cleantech business.

How to comply with environmental regulations and make ships more efficient is a serious issue for owners and experts from Alfa Laval will be on hand at Posidonia 2018 to discuss the solutions it has on offer.

Norwegian ballast water treatment manufacturer Optimarin has installed more than 20 systems through its new ‘fast-track’ service launched last September. Company ceo Tore Andersen reveals that these sales, which command a small price premium, have come in addition to the growing number of standard installations as owners finally decide to make a move.

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.

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.

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