The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, for its BIO-SEA B 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.
BIO-SEA B BWMS consists of filtration with UV treatment at uptake and discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 55 m3/h and 1,400 m3/h.
On June 15, USCG MSC granted the eighth Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., for its Purimar BWMS. Also in June, Techcross received a BWMS Type Approval Certificate for its Electro-Cleen BWMS. On June 7, USCG 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, BIO-UV Group (France), 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.