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Evac to Install BWMS on E-Marine Cable Layer

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The Evac Group said it has secured an order to supply a ballast water management system (BWMS) for cable laying vessel Etisalat, operated by Dubai-based E-Marine PJSC.“When E-Marine contacted us, they said it was essential that the system was delivered to Dubai within four weeks so that it could be installed when the vessel was in drydock,

USCG Issues BWMS Type Approval, Receives Another Application

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The U.S Coast Guard said it issued type approval to one ballast water management system manufacturer this week and added it is reviewing another system after receiving a type approval application from another.The USCG's Marine Safety Center (MSC) issued a Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Japanese-based Kuraray Co.

Alfa Laval Inks BWTS Frame Agreements

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Alfa Laval announced it has signed two frame agreements, running over the coming three years, for ballast water treatment systems. The agreements comprise firm orders to deliver Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 to about 40 vessels, with options covering another 40 systems.The value of the firm orders is approximately SEK 100 million,

Korean Shipbuilders Get AiP for Ballast Tank Coating

Certification award ceremony for eco-friendly 1 Coat System (AIP) held at the Korean Register of Shipping (Photo: LISCR)

South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) have gained Approval in Principal (AiP) for the application of the “solvent free 1 coating system” for ballast water tanks from both the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and the Liberian Registry.The

FMC to Investigate Alleged Discriminatory Canadian BWMS Regulations

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it will initiate an investigation into whether ballast water regulations proposed by the Government of Canada discriminate against U.S. flag vessel operators in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.The FMC commissioners voted unanimously to accept a

Tech File: Automating Ballast Ops When Installing BWMS

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Installing ballast water treatment systems to comply with new regulations will require owners to automate ballast operations on board their vessels or barges.  Retrofitting ballast water treatment systems generally requires modifications to the existing ballast systems.  Many older vessels have remote operated valves,

Evac BWMS Chosen for Irish Lights vessel

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The Evac Evolution ballast water treatment system (BWMS) will be installed on the ILV Granuaile, an aids to navigation vessel operated by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.The vessel’s primary function is to place and service 150 offshore buoys, which warn mariners of the location of sand banks, reefs and other offshore hazards.

Techcross Secures USCG BWMS Type Approval

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The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued a Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to Korean manufacturer Techcross, Inc. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.The treatment

Miura BWMS Secures USCG Type Approval

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The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued a Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Japanese company Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.The treatment principle of the Miura

Alfa Laval Maintains BWTS Production Despite COVID-19

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Having quickly adapted to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures from the Danish government, Alfa Laval said its Aalborg, Denmark factory continues to meet global production demands for its PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment systems – and has even surpassed expectations.“While the world has slowed down,

Hyde Marine BWTS Secures USCG Type Approval

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The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 30th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyde Marine, Inc., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval applications determined the systems met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.The

BWTS Technology Adapted to Fight COVID-19

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France-based BIO-UV Group said its technology used to kill invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can also be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces.The company behind the ultra-violet light technology based BIO-SEA

US Grants BWTS Extension Due to COVID-19

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The U.S. Coast Guard is giving additional time for vessels impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with regulations requiring ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to be installed on board.Recognizing the impact of public health policies and the importance of a the continued flow of maritime commerce,

BIO SEA BWTS Approved by USCG and IMO

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BIO-UV Group has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range.The BIO-SEA L Easy-to-Fit system had to undergo new type approval testing as it incorporates a completely new UV-reactor, designed to meet market demand from the luxury yacht,

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