Ballast Water News

  • Ballast Water Market gets set to sail

    A surge of investment in ballast water treatment is expected in 2015, due to the imminent ratification of global environmental legislation. Spending is expected to explode with more than 65,000 systems set to account for $45.6 billion investment over the next five years. A new report by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) outlines the opportunities on offer for water technologies. In line ...

  • USCG type approval of RayClean Ballast Water Treatment System – Update

    On July 12’th 2016 the US Coast Guard rejected the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. However, discussions are currently ongoing with US Authorities to find a way for the USCG to accept the MPN method, and we expect a conclusion on these discussions before the end of 2016. If the discussions end with an acceptance of the MPN method we ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • IMO ratification set to boost ballast water market

    This morning’s ratification by Finland of the International Maritime Organization’s ballast water management convention is expected to unleash a flood of firm orders for treatment systems to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species through ships’ ballast water. It means that nations representing just over 35% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage have now ratified ...

  • Turner Designs partners with WSS to sell Ballast-Check 2 for quick, indicative compliance monitoring

    Turner Designs is very excited to partner with Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) to supply the ballast water community with Ballast-Check 2, a small, hand-held fluorometer which enables quick, indicative checks of ballast water samples.  Turner Designs will continue to work with their existing customer base of scientists, government agencies, port state control, and testing authorities while ...


    By Turner Designs, Inc

  • Setting A Course At The World`s Leading Maritime Trade Fair

    SMM Hamburg is the most important event in the maritime industry calendar. With more than 2,100 international exhibitors, the trade fair offers a perfect stage for gathering insights, networking, cementing business deals and contributing to debates with the thought leaders in this sector. Once again, atg UV Technology will be exhibiting from 6th September – ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • US Coast Guard’s decision to reject the MPN test method

    On July 12th the US Coast Guard denied DESMI Ocean Guard’s appeal regarding USCG’s initial decision to reject the use of the MPN test method in type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. Even though DESMI is considering all options, a test program for the RayClean system has already been launched in order to demonstrate compliance with the FDA test method accepted by ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Join DESMI Ocean Guard at: BWMTech North America

    CEO, Rasmus Folsø is representing DESMI Ocean Guard at the BWMTech conference in Miami this September and he will be speaking at the event, sharing with you the latest insights of the Ballast Water Treatment industry. Through DESMI you’ll receive a 25% VIP discount for the event. The conference will focus on the practical considerations in the countdown to ratification. Use the ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Xylem introduces online resource for marine industry

    Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology provider, recently introduced an online destination for marine professionals and enthusiasts, showcasing the company’s wide range of system solutions and expertise in the recreational marine industry. Marine.xylem.com is designed to educate consumers and industry professionals on the application and ...

  • DESMI Ocean Guard receives ATEX certification

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that notified body DEKRA EXAM GmbH on 9th June 2016 issued ATEX certificate for its RayClean-EX ballast water treatment system. This means the system can now be installed directly in hazardous areas onboard tanker vessels. DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that notified body DEKRA EXAM GmbH on 9th June 2016 issued ATEX certificate for its ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • BA150E pumps at work in hectic load-in load-out projects

    Ballast pumps are used for the filling and drainage of barges. They ensure the stability of the vessel, compensating for changes in the weight during the load-in or load-out of large objects (leveling). In addition, mobile ballast pumps are also used for salvage operations. During these specialized deployments speed, security, and expertise are of crucial importance. The ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Global support gathers for the acceptance of the MPN Method

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S announces that it will appeal US Coast Guard’s preliminary decision to not accept the MPN method for type approval testing of ballast water treatment systems. At the same time, important facts regarding the MPN method and reasons why the USCG should have accepted the MPN method are made available on a newly launched website: ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • The Ballast Water Management Convention is at a tipping point

    Morocco and Indonesia has ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention - an act that might put the whole convention in to force. Indonesia and Morocco have become the latest in the line of nations having signed the Ballast Water Management Convention. At the moment everyone in the industry are holding their breaths as the signing might be the tipping point pushing the convention in to force. ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • DESMI Ocean Guard wins contract for supply of 14 ballast water treatment systems for Maersk Line container vessels

    DESMI Ocean Guard is pleased to announce that the RayCleanTM BWTS has been selected for installation on a series of new container vessels for Maersk Line. The vessels will be built at COSCO Zhoushan Shipyard Co., Ltd. and the ballast water treatment systems will all be delivered in 2016 and 2017. The order is for seven vessels each equipped with two RayCleanTM 500 BWTS. Furthermore, the order ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • DESMI receives royal attention at the Danish Maritime Fair

    This month The Danish Maritime Fair returned for its second edition and expectations were high following the success of last year. DESMI was back as well and our stand drew some exclusive attention when the prince of Denmark stopped by for a talk about green technology. The Danish Maritime Fair or DMF has been created to ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • UV ballast water treatment close to US approval

    Shipowners have found it increasingly difficult to comply with ballast water treatment regulations in the US. But there’s good news on the horizon thanks to DESMI’s newest UV-based solution Ultraviolet radiation (UV), which counters microorganisms by rendering them unable to reproduce, is the preferred method for today’s ballast water treatment systems. This robust and reliable ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Networked Lighting Controls Revenue Is Expected To Reach $4.8 Billion in 2024

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for lighting controls, including forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by equipment type, building type, construction type, technology, and region, through 2024. Increasingly, regulations around the world are calling for the adoption of lighting ...

  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

  • DESMI invites you to the Danish Maritime Fair

    For the first time ever, Denmark is hosting a large-scale maritime fair, at Bella Center, Copenhagen 7 - 10 October 2014. Meet DESMI at stand no B0-025 and we look forward to showing you: OptiSaveTM, our newest technology within energy optimisation of pump solutions Scrubber pumps in stainless steel for marine and land-based applications DESMI Ocean Guard systems for ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Edison Chouest offshore signs letter of intent with Hyde Marine for supply of Hyde Guardian Ballast Water Treatment Systems

    Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), has been selected as a strategic supply partner for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) for use on ECO’s extensive fleet of vessels. The chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ BWT system, which has both International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval and United ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • DNV Type approval

    On September 5’th 2014 DNV GL issued type approval certificate for the RayClean system. The type approval certificate includes approval according to both the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and the DNV type approval programme. The type approval is unique because this is the first time a ballast water treatment system has been tested fully according to both IMO and US Coast Guard ...


    By DESMI A/S

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