Tag archives: Ballast Water

Wärtsilä and CSSC sign manufacturing license agreement for Ballast Water Management Systems

Wärtsilä has signed a manufacturing license agreement with Jiujiang Precision Measuring Technology Research Institute, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), based in Jiujiang , China. The two-way agreement ...

Optimarin secures further US BWT orders as USCG approval approaches

Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has secured a two-system contract with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The agreement, which will see two 500 m3 ...

Liberia leads drive to ensure effective implementation of BWMC

Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast ...

Videotel’s ballast water management programme updated

Videotel, a KVH company, has revised its ballast water management (BWM) training package to address the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty ...

Wärtsilä has been proactive in preparing for ratified ballast water convention

Wärtsilä has proactively planned and developed its range of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) solutions in anticipation of the ratification of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ballast water ...

BIMCO concerned that the IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force 2017

BIMCO is “deeply concerned” that the IMO Ballast Water Convention will enter into force leaving shipowners without treatment systems approved for global use.

Lars Robert Pederson, Deputy Secretary General at ...

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species to enter into force in 2017

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships ...

WSS partners with Turner Design to offer cost effective ballast water compliance tool

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), the leading global provider of products and services to the shipping industry, has signed a partnership with Turner Designs USA to market its Ballast-Check 2 PAM ...

Belgium ratifies ballast and recycling conventions

Belgium became the latest country to ratify a key international measure for environmental protection, the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, bringing the treaty within sight of meeting entry into force ...

Optimarin wins nine vessel AHTS contract with Sinopacific

Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is continuing its strong start to the year, with the news that its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) has been selected for nine Sinopacific Shipbuilding ...

Optimarin to retrofit world’s only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel

Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi’s Edda Fides, the world’s only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel. The Norwegian ballast ...

Verification of tonnage figures for BWM Convention completed

The process to verify global tonnage figures in order to assess entry into force criteria for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention has now been completed.

Forty-seven countries have now ...

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System chosen for new crane ship design

A new crane ship designed by Netherlands based Royal IHC, a global leader in offshore, dredging and mining vessels, will feature the Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System ...

Damen’s unique InvaSave en route for type approval with shipboard tests

More and more countries are ratifying the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and it is very likely that it may enter into force as early as the first ...

Criteria for entry into force of BWM Convention not yet reached

Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage ...

Ballast Water Convention ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana welcomed. Entry into force still unconfirmed

Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana during November 2015 has brought the convention ever closer to meeting the requirements for entry into force ...

RINA Group delivers Ballast Water Management guidance

International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation and certification of Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The guidance ...

Call for papers for 2016 IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a call for papers for a major global research and development forum on ballast water management, to be held in March 2016.

The ...

Entry into force of IMO Ballast Convention will not resolve the extreme difficulties in the U.S. says ICS

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following ratification by Indonesia (subject to ...

Wärtsilä wins large retrofit contract for Ballast Water Management Systems

Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is one of ...

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