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Ballast Water Treatment System: Selection & Retrofitting

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.

Golar LNG, Erma First agree on BWTS

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, Erma First agree for BWTS

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.

ERMA FIRST granted BWMS USCG Type Approval

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.

What the new G8 Guidelines bring?

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.

Thoresen signs MoU with ERMA FIRST for BWTS

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.

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