USCG granted the Certificate after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


OceanGuard BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization during discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 65 m3/h and 5,200 m3/h.

During October, USCG MSC granted the eleventh Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries, for its OceanGuard BWMS. The tenth Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate was granted to Wartsila Water Systems, for its Wartsila Water Systems. The ninth BWMS Certificate went to BIO-UV Group for its BIO-SEA B BWMS.

So far, Qingdao Headway Technology (People’s Republic of China), Hyundai Heavy Industries (Korea), Wärtsilä Water Systems (England), BIO-UV Group (France), Samsung Heavy Industries Co (Republic of Korea), Techcross (Republic of Korea), Optimarin (Norway), Alfa Laval (Sweden), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (USA) and Erma First (Greece) have won the USCG type approval.

Credit: USCG