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Ballast Water Treatment

Total compliance, complete reliability, focused expertise – your partners for BWT excellence. Our system utilizes filter and UV treatment compliant with IMO and USCG regulations.

System

Effective, simple and type approved Norwegian technology you can rely on

Service

Standing by your side worldwide, with 24/7 support and system service

Approvals

Leading the world in compliance, for optimal fleet flexibility

Innovation

Focused on the future today: understanding challenges, delivering solutions

Ballast Water Treatment System

50 - 3000M³H CAPACITY
Environmental treatment without chemicals

Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment System combines simplicity with innovation. We utilize a combination of automatic back flushing, self-cleaning filters and powerful UV irradiation to neutralize all potentially invasive species in the water.

With a modular nature, the system is flexible and easy to install on any vessel (newbuild and retrofit). Even those with the most restrictive space demands. Our solution does not use nor generate chemicals in its process. Most importantly: It is simple to operate and maintain.

Optimarin advantages

Did you know?

  • The startup time is only 90 seconds?
  • One click start/stop?
  • There is no flow reduction in USCG mode?

Always one step ahead

INNOVATIVE, NORWEGIAN PIONEERS

2000

First ever company to install a commercial ballast water treatment system

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2016

First ever company with US Coast Guard type approval

News

Optimarin follows strong 2020 with fight for Norway’s Smartest Business title

Optimarin follows strong 2020 with fight for Norway’s Smartest Business title

January 28, 2021

Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is fighting for the title of Norway’s Smartest Business, capping a year that has seen strong sales and revenue performances under difficult conditions. The Stavanger-headquartered, global BWT pioneer finished 2020 with a surge in contracts – including signing a 40-vessel exclusive frame agreement with a major, unnamed shipowner – … Read More

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Optimarin ready for “wave of orders” after unique USCG filter approval

Optimarin ready for “wave of orders” after unique USCG filter approval

December 17, 2020

Ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin has received updated United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval confirming its position as the only UV-system supplier with certification for a choice of two filters. The flexibility of selecting Filtrex or Boll filters means all Optimarin components are now available from two suppliers, ensuring maximum availability and express delivery for … Read More

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IMO G8 certification boosts military contracts for Optimarin

IMO G8 certification boosts military contracts for Optimarin

December 14, 2020

Optimarin has just completed its first revised IMO G8 compliant system installation for the Norwegian Coastguard, cementing its position as a preferred supplier for the fleets charged with patrolling, protecting and maintaining standards in national waters around the world. “Even the vessels that don’t have to install a ballast water treatment (BWT) system install Optimarin,” … Read More

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Optimarin gains revised IMO approval and seals Arriva Shipping and Østensjø Rederi orders

Optimarin gains revised IMO approval and seals Arriva Shipping and Østensjø Rederi orders

October 26, 2020

Optimarin gains new revised Type Approval under the new BWMS Code, IMO Resolution MEPC.300(72) certificate for its market proven, simple and robust ballast water treatment (BWT) technology. The news ensures complete global compliance for a growing customer base, with the very latest orders received from  Arriva Shipping, for its fleet of advanced dry bulk vessels, … Read More

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‘Global Thought Leader’ Optimarin with new film addressing environmental threat of ballast water

‘Global Thought Leader’ Optimarin with new film addressing environmental threat of ballast water

September 29, 2020

Leading ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has released a film aiming to create greater public awareness of the issue of ballast water, invasive species and the role the shipping industry has in combatting this major environmental threat. The five-minute long ‘Global Thought Leader’ video is set to be broadcast on respected international news channel … Read More

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Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme

Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme

July 6, 2020

Norway: Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has successfully completed testing of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) in accordance with the revised IMO G8 guidelines, while also upgrading its existing US Coast Guard (USCG) approval certificates to ensure compliance for zero to two hours holding time. In a demonstration of OBS’ unique robustness and … Read More

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