Port of South LouisianaPort of StocktonTelestackCimbriaTOC EventsTBA Group
  • Telestack
  • Sailors Society
  • Cimbria
  • TBA Group
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan

Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS approval

Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS approval

(Posted on 10/08/20)

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies to the entire range of Ecochlor ballast water management systems (BWMS), with flow rates of between 500 m3/hr. and 16,200 m3/hr., meaning that vessel owners may continue to install Ecochlor’s BWMS after the IMO BWMS Code October 28, 2020 deadline. The Company completed the additional testing required for active substance technologies for full approval in marine, brackish and fresh waters earlier in the year. The tests confirmed that no changes in equipment or in the operation of the Ecochlor BWMS were required.

Ecochlor is a market leader in the BWM industry and uses a two-step treatment process to treat ballast water; filtration and chlorine dioxide. Treatment is during uptake only, with no discharge neutralization step required. The Company has the capability to supply, service and support its systems worldwide and has a reputation for delivering an easy-to-use system for ship crews. The system requires minimal crew involvement during operation and does not have any TRO components, which can cause interruption to both ballasting and de-ballasting operations. Treatment dosage and efficacy are not affected by salinity, temperature or “dirty” water - all factors that result in uncertainty as to the efficacy of other technologies. The system energy requirement is very low, possibly the lowest of any BWMS on the market.

Ecochlor’s Vice President of Operations, Pete Thompson, has coordinated the testing and documentation efforts for Type Approval. He commented, “For two decades we have continued to test the effectiveness of our system to the highest standards available worldwide. This commitment reinforces our determination to bring a quality, reliable BWMS to the maritime industry.”

After 28 October 2020, all vessels installing a BWMS must comply with the international BWMS Code. Approval pursuant to the previous G8 guidelines (MEPC.174(58)) will no longer be acceptable. Ecochlor stands alongside a limited number of BWMS manufacturers in providing G8 compliance to shipowners. “This latest regulatory approval is another example of Ecochlor’s unwavering commitment to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals from Class Societies and Flag Administrations across the globe, even as the requirements continue to evolve,” said Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO.

Latest News

New digital advance delivers expert knowledge to bulk operators

(Posted on 19/11/22)

Bruks Siwertell is developing an advanced digital tool, Siwertell Smartview, as part of an ongoing research... Read more


Superior plans 250 tons of display product at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

(Posted on 19/11/22)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


Seamanship and navigation e-learning content expanded through partnership

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Insufficient knowledge of seamanship and navigation when taking a ship out to sea or coming alongside... Read more


Industry veteran Kelly joins Superior Industries

(Posted on 13/11/22)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


Liebherr LHM 550 adds to bulk handling capacity in Arendal

(Posted on 09/11/22)

Located in the southern part of Norway between Larvik and Kristiansand, the Port of Arendal is the biggest... Read more


Fugro and AD Ports Group join to expand remote and autonomous capabilities

(Posted on 02/11/22)

Fugro and AD Ports Group have formalised a collaborative relationship through the signing of an agreement... Read more


Inert gas system orders soar as shipowners aim for new emissions targets

(Posted on 26/10/22)

Survitec’s Maritime Protection brand has registered a significant increase in orders for Inert... Read more


Damen Services and Mc Energy to collaborate

(Posted on 26/10/22)

Mc Energy and Damen Services have signed a collaboration agreement in Ridderkerk, the Netherlands. Together... Read more


Port of Dover operates Liebherr LHMs powered by HVO 100

(Posted on 20/10/22)

Two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes, an LHM 280 and LHM 550 have been installed at the Port of Dover... Read more


WOC urged not to lose sight of emissions below waterline

(Posted on 20/10/22)

The global maritime industry is making significant progress in the fight to reduce ship greenhouse gasses... Read more


Cleveland Cascades LtdBühler GmbHSailors SocietyVan AalstViganThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Port of Stockton
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping