On Tuesday, Alfa Laval announced that it has received U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approval for its third generation ballast water treatment system, PureBallast, on December 23.
Anders Lindmark, General Manager of the Business Centre for PureBallast said, “With both USCG and IMO type approvals backing up the market’s best biological disinfection performance, ship owners can be truly confident in their choice of PureBallast. Alfa Laval is proud to be at the forefront of ballast water treatment worldwide.”
Pending final tests of biological efficacy, Alfa Laval says a completed application for an updated G8 certificate is expected during the first half of 2017.
Alfa Laval says it is prepared to meet the increased demand related to the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention.
“We are committed to supporting customers, whether in comparing ballast water treatment systems or in handling the many re-commissioning and retrofit projects ahead.”
Few analysts believe that tanker rates could get a boost as tonnage is taken out of service for special surveys or dry docking ahead of the BWM Convention’s implementation.
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Source: Alfa Laval