The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 11th Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries, for its HiBallast BWMS. It also received the 19th application from DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.
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.
HiBallast BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization during discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 75 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h.
During June, USCG MSC granted the tenth Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Wartsila Water Systems, for its Wartsila Water Systems. The ninth BWMS Certificate went to BIO-UV Group for its BIO-SEA B BWMS.
In addition, the USCG Marine Safety Center received its 19th application for type approval for the UV Compact Clean Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.
MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate
On October, the USCG received its 18th application for the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Plus Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by NKBMS Co. Ltd. During September, the USCG received its 17th application for the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by NKBMS Co. Ltd.
On July, the USCG received its 16th application for the inTank Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by Envirocleanse. On June, the USCG received its 15th application for the HiBallast Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries.
The 14th application was received in May by Headway Technology. During April Wärtsilä Water Systems applied for BWMS type approval, while two more applications, by JFE Engineering Corporation and Panasia Co, were received in March.
So far, 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.
During the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex, noted that the BWMS market is currently becoming more mature and around 20 Type Approvals may be expected up to 2019.