The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 13th Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to JFE Engineering Corporation, for its BallastAce BWMS.
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.
BallastAce BWMS consists of filtration with chemical injection during uptake and neutralization during discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 500 m3/h and 3,500 m3/h.
Earlier in November, USCG awarded the 12th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Qingdao Headway Technology Co., for its OceanGuard BWMS.
During October, USCG MSC granted the eleventh Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries, for its HiBallast 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, JFE Engineering Corporation (Japan), 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.