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Optimarin gains IMO G8 cert for ballast water treatment

OPTIMARIN has confirmed receipt of a revised IMO G8 certificate for its market-proven, simple and robust ballast water treatment (BWT) technology, reports an Optimarin Gains press release

19 November 2020 - 19:00

OPTIMARIN has confirmed receipt of a revised IMO G8 certificate for its market-proven, simple and robust ballast water treatment (BWT) technology, reports an Optimarin Gains press release.

The news is a part of ensuring complete global compliance for a growing customer base. A total of around 1000 Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) have now been sold with 700 already installed.



The latest news follows a successful testing programme at Norway's NIVA facility from September 2019 to June 2020, where 32 IMO and USCG tests were run in parallel with two filters simultaneously across three salinity conditions with zero issues recorded.



'Our simple, easy to install and environmentally friendly UV-based technology has a history of reliable operation, both at sea, with our customers, and in the most stringent testing environments,' said Optiimarin's CEO Leiv Kallestad.



'Market-leading compliance, reliability, and performance have been central to building our reputation in the market. We're pleased to move forwards with a certificate for a top-class system that ensures our customers can enjoy flexible, worldwide operations with complete peace of mind,' said Mr Kallestad.



The revised guidelines came into effect on October 28 and all systems installed after must meet the new criteria. However, the regulations do not affect systems installed prior to the date.



'Shipowners and operators looking to select systems need to ensure that technology is future proof in terms of regulations,' said Mr Kallestad.



'Suppliers, like Optimarin, that can offer full USCG and revised G8 certification, alongside a long history of operational success, will provide that reassurance. It's important to identify suppliers that actually have the paperwork now, rather than promising they will get it, to make sure installations and operations proceed with the minimal of disruption, or disappointment. In other words, choose a partner you know you can trust,' said Mr Kallestad.


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