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De Nora BALPURE BWTS Submits USCG Type-Approval Application


De Nora, a supplier of electrochlorination equipment, confirmed that submission for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval for its BALPURE ballast water treatment system (BWTS) was made shortly after completion of testing late in 2017.   Independently verified by Lloyd’s Register, the results of all shipboard,

Venezuela's Output Running 1.5 mln bpd Short

Venezuela's oil production is running 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) short of its historic output but it is something that the country must address itself, Ecuador oil minister Carlos Perez said on Monday.   The South American country should address the shortfall on its own, he said on the sidelines of the CERAWeek energy conference,

Tech File: An Inside Look at Ballast Tank Linings

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The proper lining of ballast tanks is essential and critical to ship safety. Not too many decades ago, ships traveling the North Atlantic routes were experiencing terrible losses from outright sinking in the turbulent seas. It was eventually discovered that the primary culprit was hull failure from

Spliethoff Sending 6 Ships to BLRT for Refit Work

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Dutch shipping company Spliethoff's Bevrachtingskantoor B.V. has signed contracts with BLRT Grupp to have scrubbers (systems for cleaning exhaust gases) and ballast water treatment systems installed on board six of its ships.   The latest contract for the modernization of Spliethoff's F-type ships (deadweight up to 12,

Revised G8 Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3

Alfa Laval PureBallast (Photo: Alfa Laval)

PureBallast 3, the third generation ballast water treatment technology from Swedish manufacturer Alfa Laval, is the first solution to be type approved according to the revised IMO G8 testing requirements. DNV GL, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, issued an updated type approval certificate on February 2,

Serious Questions Surround BWMS Testing

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Serious questions have been raised regarding the testing of ballast water management systems (BWMSs). In order for a BWMS manufacturer to sell its equipment for use on commercial vessels operating in U.S. waters, the equipment must be tested in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection

Wärtsilä See Increase of BWMS Retrofit Service

Aquarius (Photo:  Wärtsilä)

With entry into force of the ballast water treatment regulation now less than two years away, Wärtsilä BWMS and scrubber retrofit engineering services are seeing considerable increase in interest in their experience and risk reduction offerings.   The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)

MISHA to Install DESMI BWMS Fleet-wide

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Danish firm DESMI Ocean Guard A/S said it has finalized a contract to supply CompactClean ballast water management systems (BWMS) to the entire fleet of Turkish ship owner MISHA Shipping.   The contract includes delivery of 10 CompactClean BWMS in sizes from 340 to 750 m3/h, with the first system

Navigating the New Norm

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

How technology, skills and expectations are shaping our maritime future   It is not business as usual in the world where we do business. Things are changing. And the speed and scale of these changes will be unprecedented and disruptive: Changing business landscapes and energy profiles;

Envirocleanse LLC inTank™ BWTS Completes Type Approval Testing

The inTank BWTS uses a unique dispersion system patented by the US Geological Survey for mixing the active substance in the ballast tanks.

Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, announces the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing for its patented inTank Ballast Water Treatment System.   Having successfully concluded these tests, Envirocleanse will now be submitting application in

Damen’s BWM in Eight EU Ports

Pic: Damen Shipyards Group

 Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system.    In a cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC),

What Next for BWM Regulation?

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Protecting marine ecosystems from potentially harmful invasive aquatic species transported in ships’ ballast water is an important part of International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s work to protect the marine environment.    The treaty supporting this is the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention,

Ballast-free LNG Carrier Concept Gets LR Approval

The maritime industry has taken a step closer toward ballast free shipping with the award of a new approval in principle (AiP) at Marintec China on Tuesday.   GTT and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (DSIC) received AiP from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for their ballast-free shipping solution, a 30,

Hai Cheung to Build SeaCure BWMS in China

From left: Ian Stentiford, Senior Vice President, Evoqua Electrocatalyitc; Charlie Wang, General Manager, Hai Cheung China; Randolph Zhang, President Infinitus Holding (Photo: Evoqua)

Evoqua Water Technologies has initiated the second phase of its partnership with Chinese marine equipment supplier Hai Cheung Trading Co. Ltd.   Marking another development to the partnership agreement between Evoqua Water Technologies and Chinese marine equipment supplier Hai Cheung Trading Co. Ltd.

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