From selection to start up
With the ratification of the Ballast Water Management and Sediment Control convention approaching and the USCG requiring new ships to have Ballast Water Treatment System on their delivery, the treatment of ballast water is becoming a reality.
With the installation of BWTS on new buildings being a ship yard responsibility, the shipping community has started investigating the installation of BWTS on board existing vessels, too. Though this process is challenging, it can become risky for the owners unless it will be well planned ahead. Therefore, a number of specific steps should be followed for a successful and time effective installation of a BWTS on board an existing vessel. Having said that, the aim of this article is to support the owners on planning this process from the day they decide to install a system till its start up.
Step 1- Selection of a BWTS
Step 2- BWTS procurement
After the selection of the preferable BWTS, before signing the contract the exact scope of supply should be described and agreed from both parties.
Step 3- Installation planning
Step 4- Installation
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