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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.
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 is establishing a manufacturing base in China to boost the availability of our well-proven ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for the Asian shipbuilding market as we also target further retrofits of the existing fleet.
We are now pursuing partnerships with several Chinese suppliers to focus on high-quality production of BWTS components at reasonable cost for delivery to regional yards. We are conducting due diligence when selecting new suppliers to verify that components meet our required high-quality standards and thereby ensure the proven reliability of our robust system is maintained, … Read MoreRead More
Optimarin highlights how to navigate the challenges of BWTS retrofits
A ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit is not plain sailing. And proper planning with a trusted and reliable supplier onboard is essential to navigate technical, logistical and regulatory hurdles to achieve compliance. As well as detailed planning, drydock capacity must usually be secured ahead of time for a BWTS retrofit that typically has an … Read MoreRead More
BWTS service and support is ‘a vital factor’ for reliable ship operations
Service is the lifeblood of the ballast water treatment sector and is vital to keep ships running. Having a well-functioning ballast water treatment system installed onboard has now become a hot issue after commissioning testing became mandatory from 1 June this year under IMO rules. Such testing, which requires ballast water sampling at the discharge … Read MoreRead More
Harnessing data can tackle the ballast water quality challenge
Ballasting operations in different parts of the world can be challenging due to wide variations in water quality. And this could make it difficult to achieve compliance with the IMO’s so-called D2 standard for ballast water discharges – even with a ballast water treatment system installed. The D2 standard, which will be mandatory for all … Read MoreRead More
Great partnerships crucial to product improvements and handling of worldwide logistical challenges
Optimarin’s ability to leverage a flexible delivery model for key components for our ballast water treatment system has been vital to overcome supply chain challenges to keep rolling out our in-demand product to clients amid rising orders. Disruption to the global supply chain has mainly been caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to shortages of … Read MoreRead More
Delivering on price and quality in competitive BWTS market
Structured and proactive product development has enabled us to offer more competitive pricing for our market-leading ballast water treatment system – without compromising on quality. The market is heating up for such systems due to the rush to retrofit thousands of vessels triggered by the looming IMO deadline in 2024. This has also created a … Read MoreRead More
“Optimarin’s flexible and modular construction means efficient use of space and power, and easy integration with ship systems. This gave us the confidence we needed, and we have chosen Optimarin for each and every ship.”
“Our experience is that the Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment System is a well engineered product of good quality. It is simple and relatively compact. The system was ordered and delivered as loose components what makes the installation easier, in particular on smaller vessels where limited free space is available.”