As our vessels crisscross the globe, there’s a silent threat lurking beneath the surface – ballast water, the unwitting carrier of invasive species. In this article, we will explore the challenges posed by these stowaways and explore the innovative solutions emerging on the horizon
Chantiers de l’Atlantique has contracted BIO-UV group to supply BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems to a pair of LNG-fueled super cruisers the French shipyard is building for luxury hotel group Ritz Carlton, a Marriott International brand. When delivered in 2024 and 2025 respectively, the 46,000gt _Ilma_ and _Luminara_ will join the smaller Astander
This summer the InvaSave crew teamed up with local service provider Tradebe Santander (Tradebe Company) to receive ballast water from a tanker in Gijon. What appears to be a simple exercise has significant ramifications for all operational vessels – particularly older builds.
The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.
Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology, which was submitted for USCG approval in March 2015, can now be used in smaller vessels.
Chiefs from IMO & UNDP meet, discussing projects to assist developing countries in implementing international regulations on ballast water.
HYDE MARINE TO PROVIDE B-BOX BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SERVICE, NIOZ TESTING PROTOCOL TO HELP VALIDATE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE
BIO-UV Group, the pioneer in UV-based water treatment technologies, and Norwegian marine engineering and technical services provider TECO Tech have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at providing shipowners with a complete turnkey solution for the BIO-SEA advanced ballast water treatment system. The agreement was signed by Xavier Deval, BIO-SEA Business Director, and
The Round Table of International Shipping Organisations is deeply concerned if the international convention to regulate ships’ ballast water comes into force in the near future without a realistic implementation schedule that recognises the timetable for US type-approved Ballast Water Management Systems to be available in sufficient quantities.
A decade has passed since Alfa Laval PureBallast first took to sea, yet the ballast water treatment system continues to stand for innovation.