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USCG's approval of Optimarin ballast water treatment 'coming soon'

OPTIMARIN, based in Norway, says its environmentally-friendly UV-based ballast water treatment (BWT) system will soon gain US Coast Guard approval, after it satisfied the USCG's stringent testing criteria for fresh, brackish and marine water.

USCG's approval of Optimarin ballast water treatment 'coming soon'
22 September 2016 - 20:48

USCG's approval of Optimarin ballast water treatment 'coming soon'
OPTIMARIN, based in Norway, says its environmentally-friendly UV-based ballast water treatment (BWT) system will soon gain US Coast Guard approval, after it satisfied the USCG's stringent testing criteria for fresh, brackish and marine water.
DNV GL has now submitted all final documentation on Optimarin's behalf, with full approval expected in the fourth quarter. This development coincides with the ratification of the International Maritime Organisation's Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
"This has been Optimarin's best year in business," said CEO Tore Andersen in a company statement. "On the back of our success with USCG testing we've seen orders steadily build, with contracts signed for over 100 of our Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) so far."
Mr Andersenb said USCG standards are more stringent than those of IMO and all vessels discharging ballast water in the US waters will be forced to fit systems that comply with their more demanding standard. 
The company has currently received orders for 500 of the systems, which utilise a combination of filtration and powerful 35kW UV lamps to treat ballast water without the need for chemicals. Of these units 280 have been installed worldwide, with close to 100 retrofits, fitted in tandem with global engineering partners Goltens and Zeppelin.
As well as satisfying all IMO and USCG requirements, the OBS is certified by a range of classification organisations, including DNV GL, Lloyd's, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, and American Bureau of Shipping.

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