Israeli-based Atlantium Technologies is readying its proprietary ballast water management system (BWMS) for a full commercial launch before the end of this year, as the UV-based system is undergoing a shipboard testing on a Zim mid-sized container vessel.

US-based Ecochlor reports the opening of a new factory in North Haven, CT for production of the chlorine dioxide generator for its ballast water management system (BWMS) in order to meet to what it calls “a significant upsurge in orders”.

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.

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