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


Samsung Purimar BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h.

On June 5, USCG MSC granted the seventh Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, for its Electro-Cleen BWMS. On June 7, it also received the 15th application for type approval for the HiBallast Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. During May, the USCG received its 14th application for the OceanGuard BWMS, manufactured by Headway Technology.

So far, Samsung Heavy Industries (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.

Credit: USCG