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 flexibility, the tests were conducted with two different filters simultaneously to provide peace of mind for all operational parameters.
Optimarin is a pioneer in the BWT niche. The first company to install a commercial maritime system, in 2000, the Stavanger-headquartered team was also the first to achieve full USCG approval and the first to offer a full five-year parts and servicing guarantee on fleet agreements. The latest move cements its position as an early mover, completing testing ahead of IMO’s G8 October deadline to ensure customers meet the most stringent regulatory requirements.