GEA UV Ballast Water Treatment

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Earlier this year GEA won the first contract for equipping cruise liners with its UV ballast water treatment system, BallastMaster marineX, powered by Trojan Marinex. The contract is to equip two new vessels with one BallastMaster marineX each, as well as an option for equipping a third. The IMO-certified system, with a throughput capacity of 500 cu. m./hr., features two-phase operation with mechanical pre-filtration and subsequent disinfection of the ballast water by UV treatment. The scope of delivery also includes 10 separators for fuel and lube oil treatment of the type OSE with CFR (Certified Flow Rate) and two ViscoBooster units for fuel conditioning. With the cruise shipping business, GEA developed a new area of operation for UV ballast water treatment systems in September 2014 at the SMM, only three months after the launch of the BallastMaster marine system, powered by Trojan Marinex. “The cruise industry has been booming without interruption for many years with the result of full order books at the shipyards. More than 30 new maritime cruise liners are expected to undock by the end of 2018. This is an extremely interesting new market for our new product line of UV ballast water treatment which we have now extended to include the BallastMaster marine, and we intend to continue to consistently process this market,” said Michael Fibbe, Key Account Manager Cruise of the business line marine & energy.


(As published in the April 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 98,  Apr 2015

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