The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the seventh Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, for its Electro-Cleen 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.
Techcross Electro-Cleen BWMS consists of electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 150 m3/h and 12,000 m3/h.
On May 11, 2018, USCG Marine Safety Center (MSC) received its 14th application for BWMS type approval for the OceanGuard BWMS, manufactured by Headway Technology. During April, USCG received applications from Wärtsilä Water Systems for its Aquarius EC system. Two more applications, by JFE Engineering Corporation and Panasia Co, were received in March.
So far, 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.
Leave a Reply