27 Nov 2018

Optimarin enables Subsea7 USCG upgrade in ‘a couple of hours’

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Optimarin has demonstrated how easy it is for existing Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) to be upgraded to full USCG compliance with a visit onboard Subsea7’s Seven Pacific. The ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist, the first manufacturer to achieve USCG approval in December 2016, originally installed its UV-based technology onboard the advanced offshore construction and pipe-laying […]

21 Nov 2018

Optimarin consolidates Fednav relationship with retrofit and newbuild orders

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Optimarin consolidates Fednav relationship with retrofit and newbuild orders

Optimarin has signed a contract to supply seven of its USCG-approved Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) to Fednav, Canada’s largest ocean-going dry-bulk shipowning and chartering group. Five of the units will be fitted on existing vessels within the 63-strong Fednav fleet, with two deliveries set for newbuilds. The order comes on top of agreements for five […]

19 Nov 2018

Zeppelin Power Systems provides shipping company Lehmann with Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment System

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Zeppelin Power Systems provides shipping company Lehmann with Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment System

German press release Zeppelin Power Systems wird bis 2024 sechs Optimarin Ballastwasserbehandlungssysteme (OBS) an die Lübecker Reederei Lehmann liefern. Die bestellten Anlagen des Typs OBS 334-BK haben eine Kapazität von maximal je 334m³/h. Die Reederei wird die Anlagen auf ihren Mehrzweckfrachtern, die europaweit im Einsatz sind, in Eigenregie einbauen. „Die Ballastwasserbehandlungssysteme von Optimarin haben uns […]

8 Nov 2018

Kronprins Haakon christening gives Optimarin reason to celebrate

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Kronprins Haakon christening gives Optimarin reason to celebrate

Optimarin has today revealed that it has installed its USCG-approved ballast water treatment (BWT) technology on the Norwegian Polar Institute’s newbuild research vessel Kronprins Haakon. The 100m long, Fincanteri-built, state-of-the-art PC 3 icebreaker will be christened on 17 November, before going on to undertake year-round scientific assignments in ice-covered waters. Its 167 m³/h Optimarin Ballast System will […]

7 Nov 2018

Optimarin announced as Norwegian Technology Awards finalist

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Optimarin announced as Norwegian Technology Awards finalist

Optimarin announced as Norwegian Technology Awards finalist Optimarin is delighted to confirm that we’ve been nominated as a finalist for the first ever Maritime prize at this year’s Norwegian Technology Awards. The awards, taking place on 28 November in Oslo, are run by popular magazine Teknisk Ukeblad and are widely acknowledged as the country’s most […]

29 Oct 2018

Optimarin wins order for 10 further BWT systems from Höegh Autoliners

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Optimarin wins order for 10 further BWT systems from Höegh Autoliners

Optimarin wins order for 10 further BWT systems from Höegh Autoliners Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has consolidated its relationship with Höegh Autoliners by securing a new agreement for 10 retrofitted systems. The contract follows previous individual orders over the past two years, with the USCG approved, UVbased technology now set to be on-board […]

15 Oct 2018

MarineLink TV interview – Optimarin Takes BWMS Lead

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MarineLink TV interview – Optimarin Takes BWMS Lead

Posted to Maritime Reporter TV (by Greg Trauthwein ) on October 15, 2018 MR TV talks to Optimarin co-founder and director Birgir Nilsen on the long path toward ballast water management system acceptance.

24 Sep 2018

Optimarin secures huge Ardmore order

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Optimarin secures huge Ardmore order

Optimarin expertise secures huge Ardmore order   Optimarin has secured one of its biggest orders to date with the news that the ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist has been selected to supply 36 systems to Ardmore Shipping. The units will be fitted across 18 advanced chemical and product tankers, with delivery due to commence in […]

3 Sep 2018

Optimarin BWTS Chosen for USCG OPC Program at Eastern Shipbuilding

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Optimarin BWTS Chosen for USCG OPC Program at Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has selected Optimarin to supply the BWTS for nine Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC) to be built at their Panama City, FL shipyard. The agreement with ESG will see the Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) fitted in the new OPCs, designed to support the nation’s maritime security and undertake vital border protection duties. […]

3 Sep 2018

Ballast Water Treatment Technology – 22.08.2018 : Buy cheap; buy twice, says Optimarin boss

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It can be a false economy to buy a ballast water management system, or BWMS, based purely on cost if that decision affects the operational integrity and compliance of a fleet, said chief executive of the Norwegian BWMS maker Optimarin, Tore Andersen. “Price and value are two very different things,” he said. “when it comes […]