IMAREST Ballast Water Technology Conference 2014

This conference (held March 27 and 28, in London, UK) will address themes ranging from IMO and U.S. regulatory updates – examining how shipowners can ensure compliance and what they can expect from Port State Control authorities – to what owners should expect from suppliers and the retrofit challenges they will face, offering valuable guidance as how they can minimise the risks.

Brian Petri-160x160Dr. Brian Petri (Research Director at Trojan Technologies) is part of the speaker lineup. He will be discussing the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol and the science behind UV technology for ballast water treatment.

We are also an event sponsor and will have an exhibit stand. If you’re attending the conference, we hope you can stop by for a chat.


IMO Type Approval Announcement

Trojan Marinex IMO Type Approval

We are excited to announce that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.

Rather than focusing on being among the first to get IMO Type Approval and testing to minimum standards, focus was instead put on the continual refinement of the BWT technology and a robust testing protocol. We performed our certification process, in every way possible, to the rigorous standards required by the United States Coast Guard, supporting our goal of achieving U.S. Type Approval this year.

Five differentiating facts about our IMO Type Approval

  1. Testing was conducted under the supervision of DNV, who is now certified as an Independent Lab (IL) by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol. The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval.
  2. Land-based testing was completed at the DHI Maritime Technology Evaluation Facility in Hundested, Denmark and shipboard testing was completed on board the Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) – both are now part of DNV’s network of subcontractors approved by the USCG for testing BWT systems.
  3. Tested and approved to one of the lowest UV transmittance values (poor water quality) in the industry under full flow conditions, meeting the requirements of IMO Circular BWM.2/Circ.43c (Guidance for Administrations on the Procedure for Evaluating an Application for Type Approval of a Ballast Water Management System).
  4. Land-based testing was conducted up to 1250 m3/h to verify the efficacy of the system at higher flow rates, meeting the requirements of IMO circular BWM.2/Circ.33 (Guidance on the Scaling of Ballast Water Management Systems). To date, this is the largest flow land-based test of a BWT system.
  5. Tested and approved in all three salinity ranges – brackish, fresh and marine.


Green Ship Technology Europe 2014

GST 2014GST 2014 (March 18 – 20 in Norway) will feature over 100 expert speakers, some 350 senior shipping executives from across the world, four dedicated technical streams, problem solving clinics, practical workshops and more.

Be sure to stop by our stand for a chat.