The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norway-based Knutsen Ballast Water AS, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
The treatment principle of the KBAL BWMS is based on using a pressure vacuum reactor in combination with UV radiation at intake and discharge. This approval covers two models with maximum treatment rated capacities of 400 and 3,000 m3/h.
So far, Semb-Eco Pte, Ltd., Miura HK-(E)R, HANLA IMS Co., Ltd., Miura Co., Ltd., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd, Alfa Laval Tumba AB, Wärtsilä Water Systems, Ltd., DESMI Ocean Guard A/S (Denmark), Envirocleanse, LLC (USA), De Nora (USA), Panasia (Republic of Korea), JFE Engineering Corporation (Japan), Headway Technology (People’s Republic of China), Alfa Laval (Sweden), 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), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (USA), Erma First (Greece), Alfa Laval Tumba, Cathelco Ltd., Miura Co. Ltd., BAWAT A/S, NKBMS Co. Ltd, Techcross, Inc., Kuraray Co., Ltd., oneTank, LLC, Elite Marine and Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd. have won the USCG type approval.
Here is a complete list of ballast water treatment systems approved or with type approval applications currently under review: