Alfa Laval received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Capital Ship Management, for its USCG type-approved PureBallast 3.1 BWTS, which provides the same performance in fresh, brackish and marine water, including full-flow operation in IMO-regulated waters where the UV transmittance is as low as 42 percent. Other short-listed nominees for this category were Becker Marine Systems Chelsea Technologies Group, GTT and Thordon Bearings.
Presenting the award Mr. Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO/S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management, on behalf of the sponsor, said “As the shipping industry is increasingly focused on saving energy and protecting the environment, Alfa Laval is committed to those goals. Its products are involved in treating water, reducing carbon emissions and minimizing water and energy consumption. Having received a USCG Type Approval in December 2016 for the third generation of its BWTS, PureBallast, owners using this technology can now make a confidence choice.”
Accepting the award on behalf of Alfa Laval, Mr. Peter Sahlén, R&D Manager PureBallast stated “This is a great honor for us as a company and a valued recognition from ship owners worldwide. The story of PureBallast began around the same time as the IMO BWMC. In 2006, the solution became the very first BWMS to enter the commercial market. Since then we have continued to pioneer and develop, and the solution we now offer the industry is the third generation of PureBallast. Like most successful products, PureBallast has had its development challenges. But real success is often defined by how challenges are overcome. Determination – and the commitment to helping our customers become more competitive – is really what signifies us.”
Alfa Laval claims to have sold over 1,600 PureBallast systems so far, including hundreds installed as retrofits, production, project management and service offering. The company was also early to begin biological efficacy testing according to the new G8 regime. Tests with marine, brackish and fresh water were completed in Q3 2017, along with additional tests to verify the independence of results from water temperature. After review and reporting by DNV GL on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, Alfa Laval received approval of the industry’s first revised G8 certificate on 2 February 2018.
Alfa Laval attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a 30-days period. GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards within the scope of awarding environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity. Other winners of the 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards were: V.Ships for the Dry Operator Award, Prime Marine for the Tanker Operator Award, MPA Singapore for the Port Award, Project Forward for the Clean Shipping Award, Elemed Project for the Initiative Award and Dr. George Gratsos for the Leadership Award.
Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards at http://events.safety4sea.com/2018-green4sea-awards/