- Bawat and partners awarded a US$600,000 grant to introduce land-based ballast reception and treatment facilities.
- The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is proud to partner with Bawat and AMI Engineering in their work to reduce the environmental footprint of maritime commerce.
Bawat and partners awarded a US$600,000 grant to introduce land-based ballast reception and treatment facilities in the Great Lakes region, says an article published on Riviera website.
Develop ballast water reception & treatment facility
In December 2021, the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute awarded Bawat a US$600,000 grant to set up a land-based ballast water reception and treatment facility in partnership with the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and AMI Engineering for a test period of one year in the Great Lakes region.
Bawat chief executive Marcus Hummer said, “That we were able to win this grant ahead of some of our largest competitors is a stamp of approval from the US authorities who are looking for functional type-approved technologies to protect the largest freshwater system in the world. This is all the more encouraging because the idea of treating ballast water onshore is a cornerstone in our growth strategy. It is a market where we are uniquely positioned because of our technology, and one where we can offer ballast-water-as-a-service to the benefit of vessel operators and not least, the maritime environment”.
Duluth Seaway Port Authority director of government and environmental affairs Jeff Stollenwerk said, “While water transport is the most environmentally friendly mode of freight movement, there is always room for improvement. The Duluth Seaway Port Authority is proud to partner with Bawat and AMI Engineering in our work to reduce the environmental footprint of maritime commerce”.
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