The US Coast Guard announced that the Marine Safety Center received its 14th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the OceanGuard BWMS manufactured by Headway Technology Co., Ltd.
MSC will review the application for compliance with US Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.
On 9 April 2018, the USCG received its 13th application for the Aquarius EC system, manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd. Two more applications, by JFE Engineering Corporation and Panasia Co, were received in March.
So far, 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.
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