OceanSaver as the first electrochlorination manufacturer in the world to submit final type approval application to USCG
(Drammen, Norway, 23rd of September 2016) Following completion of documentation, OceanSaver this week has submitted formal application to US Coast Guard for final type approval of MKII BWTS system.
As the first ballast water treatment system supplier in the world to submit final type approval application to US Coast Guard based on the electrodialysis technology, OceanSaver has further strengthened its position as the frontrunner in the ballast water treatment industry. With the recent ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, OceanSaver will provide peace of mind to ship owners by offering a BWTS in fully compliance with both IMO and US Coast Guard.
«This is a huge achievement and yet again confirms OceanSaver’s dedication to meet ship owners requirments. OceanSaver continues to be in the lead of delivering BWT systems supported by extensive testing and operational experience,” says Alan Linderoth Vice President Sales & Marketing. USCG Independent Laboratory DNV-GL supervised the testing process using the USCG recognized FDA/CMFDA test method which commenced with Landbased tests at DHI, Denmark. Component testing has been carried out at Applica in Norway. Shipboard tests were conducted onboard the vessel MV Sheila Ann owned and operated by CSL with BWTS capacity 2x2000m3/hr, in the saline and brakish water ports of San Marco, Mexico, San Francisco Bay, and Tacoma (WA), as well as fresh water ports on the US pacific coast. Even with very challenging test conditions including a large amount of organisms to be treated, the test results were excellent.
The USCG testings have been carried out with the existing IMO type approved (2011) system MKII without significant modifications – same electrodialysis cell and filtration technology (40um screen filters) – proving efficiency and confidence of the system. Overall the MKII system has been through more than 60 tests over the past years as part of development of the system, class certification, IMO- and USCG approval processes. Valuable customer feedback and operational experience also confirms system performance.
The OceanSaver system can treat different water conditions such as fresh, brackish and marine water from clean to dirty. Lowest in class power consumption allows time efficient and flexible ballast operation.Being fully automatic with low consumption of deneutralization medium are also some of the the reasons why the OceanSaver system has a highly competitive operating expense profile for Operators.
«OceanSaver is now ramped up and fully prepared to support ship owners in planning and project execution with regards to installation of BWT system on their fleets. With extensive knowledge of rules and regulations, relevant retrofit project experience, presence in Asia and Europe, we are now ready to go”, says CEO Helle Hundseid. “We can offer contracts supported by very attractive financing packages to ship owners. , We have built significant capacity to deliver the needed equipment and project support for the coming retrofit boom and our global service and aftersales network is ready to service ship owners to their satisfaction.”