The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received two applications for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval for the SKF BlueSonic BWMS manufactured by Hamburg-based SKF Marine GmbH, and the PureBallast 2.0 BWMS manufactured by Swedish Alfa Laval Tumba AB.
MSC will review these applications for compliance with US Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that an application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate,
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. and Kuraray 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: