Hatenboer-Water introduces the IMO-approved ‘GloEn-Patrol Ballast Water Treatment System.' The basic approach of the GloEn-Patrol system is the use of proven and at the same time environment-friendly water treatment technologies that are simple to install, either as retrofit or in newbuild ships. As they do not involve the use of chemicals, owners' operational costs are kept to a minimum.
Each year, ships carry between 5 and 10 billion tonnes of ballast water over the whole world, with some 7,000 species of plants and animals hitching a lift! The problems associated with ballast water are recognised worldwide. In 2004 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments. The Convention requires that between 2009 and 2016 all large ocean-going ships are equipped with a ballast water treatment installation (this being applicable to the countries that have ratified the Convention).
Hatenboer-Water has been the specialist in shipboard (drinking) water supplies for more than 100 years. Hatenboer-Water has chosen to use a solution applied for decades in the production of pure water: filtration for the removal of sediments and aquatic organisms and UV light to destroy (micro)organisms. Proven technologies, without the addition of chemicals, therefore both sustainable and good for the environment.
The unprecedented characteristics of the GloEn-Patrol ballast water treatment system are:
- IMO type approval.
- Proven clean technology.
- Small footprint (compact design).
- Automatic operation.
- Reduced sediment in ballast tanks.
- Flexible installation: either horizontal or vertical.
- Chemical-free operation.
- Low capital investment and low operating costs.
Hatenboer-Water supplies a range of installations that can treat between 150 to 700 m³ of ballast water per hour. Installing systems in a parallel configuration makes it possible to treat up to 6,000 m³ of ballast water per hour.