During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Cyprus Conference, Mr. Konstantinos Dimopoulos, International Sales Manager, ERMA FIRST, shared his experience on BWTS selection procedure, advising how a vessel operator will select the most favorable system according to the vessel type. Mr. Dimopoulos noted that operations with problems in 2017 were up to approximately 30% while it almost doubled last year.
Oslo based Golar LNG announced that it has agreed with Erma First, to install a Ballast Water Treatment System on up to 16 LNG vessels.
Safe Bulkers, a marine drybulk transportation services provider announced that it has agreed with Erma First, a Greek-based company, to install in all Safe Bulkers’ vessels a Ballast Water Treatment System.
USCG Marine Safety Center issued Type Approval Certificate to ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A. for its BWTS consisting of a three step process (filtration and electrolysis during uptake, and neutralization at discharge) The Greek manufacturer is the fifth to receive USCG type approval.
ERMA FIRST has become the first full flow electrolysis BWTS vendor worldwide that filled its type approval application to the USCG, on Tuesday, 11th of April, 2017.
Konstantinos Stampedakis, ERMA FIRST, explains the differences among the existing G8 Guidelines, the revised as adopted by MEPC 70 and the ETV/ USCG Final Rule to assist ship operators clarify interpretation issues.
ERMA FIRST and Pritchard-Gordon Tankers (Newcastle UK) have signed contract to kick-start cooperation in the installation of ERMA FIRST BWTS on company’s four existing vessels.
ERMA FIRST and Thoresen have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to kick-start cooperation in the installation of ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) on Thoresen vessels.
EPE (Environmental Protection Engineering) S.A. and ERMA FIRST S.A. have announced their participation in the Green Award Foundation as incentive providers, as of April 2016.
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