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BWMS: USCG Type Approval Update

To date, three systems have been UV lamps to treat ballast water without Optimarin’s technology is certi? ed

Optimarin granted type approval by the U.S. Coast Optimarin was ? rst system supplier the need for chemicals. DNV GL tested by a comprehensive range of classi? ca-

Guard, a key accomplishment sought by to gain full USCG type approval. The the system to USCG standards for fresh, tion organizations, including DNV GL, more than two dozen manufacturers as Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) uses brackish and marine water at the NIVA Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, the world ? eet moves toward September a combination of ? ltration and 35kW test facility in Norway. and American Bureau of Shipping.

8, 2017, the global compliance deadline as determined by the Internatinoal Mari- time Organization (IMO).

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Alfa Laval

On December 23 Alfa Laval received

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval

WORLD for the third generation of its ballast wa- ter treatment system, PureBallast. The


USCG based its type approval of Pure-


Ballast on CMFDA/FDA testing con- ducted at DHI in Denmark. This testing

REPAIR was performed using the same hardware,

CONVERSION power consumption and ? ow as the

IMO-certi? ed version of the PureBal-

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is part of last 3 family. Outside the United States,

Fincantieri Marine Group, the United

States subsidiary of Italian shipbuilding where PureBallast has been type ap- giant Fincantieri. This shipbuilding proved using the MPN method, the US- powerhouse employs nearly 20,000

CG-certi? ed system will operate in IMO shipbuilding professionals in 20 mode and be able to treat water with UV shipyards on four continents and has a transmittance as low as 42%.

rich 234-year history of building more

PureBallast has a ? exible construction than 7,000 ships.

based on four different UV reactor sizes.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has been

This allows for optimized sizing and building and repairing ships, barges, competitive solutions over a wide ? ow tugs and passenger ferries for USCG range. The current type approval cov- and commercial customers for almost ers ? ows of 150-3000 cu. m./hr. based 100 years. on the 300 and 1000 cu. m./hr. reactor sizes, while type approval for systems

An expansive 55-acre plant, computer- controlled manufacturing equipment, based on 170 and 600 cu. m./hr. reactors

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OceanSaver received the ? nal type ap-


VSHFLDOW\ÀHHW proval certi? cate from U.S. Coast Guard as the ? rst ballast water treatment system (BWTS) supplier using electrochlorina- tion, meaning a USCG type approved system is now available for medium and large vessels. OceanSaver is partly owned by BW Group. “The OceanSaver system is a perfect match for medium to large vessels with a system capacity of 1,500 to 7,000 cu. m./hr., meaning that owners now have USCG certi? ed sys- tems available for small, medium and large vessels,” said said Alan Linderoth,

VP, OceanSaver. The USCG testing has been carried out with OceanSaver’s ex- isting MKII system (IMO type approved in 2011) without signi? cant modi? ca- tions. Overall the MKII system has been through more than 60 tests over the past years as part of development of the sys- tem, class certi? cation, IMO- and USCG

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