4 Mar 2019

Optimarin gains approval for reduced holding time from USCG

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Optimarin gains approval for reduced holding time from USCG

Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) have gained approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) slashing their required holding time from 72 to just 24 hours for all salinities. The certification ensures the systems are optimized for short sea shipping routes in the US, as the time between ballast water treatment (BWT) and de-ballasting is cut […]

30 Jan 2019

Optimarin says early order surge should make 2019 ‘best year ever’

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Optimarin says early order surge should make 2019 ‘best year ever’

In the quarter of a century since its formation in 1994, ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has never experienced a year quite like 2018. The Norwegian headquartered firm has today revealed that the previous 12 months saw it sell more than 100 systems and achieve record revenues. However, according to company CEO Tore Andersen, […]

20 Dec 2018

Royal Caribbean looks to Optimarin for global compliance

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Royal Caribbean looks to Optimarin for global compliance

Royal Caribbean International, one of the world’s leading cruise ship operators, has chosen Optimarin to provide its USCG compliant Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for three flagship vessels. The Norwegian-based ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist has now retrofitted its market proven technology on Independence of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, with installation on Grandeur […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

28 May 2018

Press release – 28.05.2018 : Optimarin says BWT market is accelerating as system orders and revenues rocket

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Ballast water treatment specialist Optimarin says that a recent surge in new business orders and revenues is indicative of positive developments within the BWT market. The Norwegian headquartered firm, which has now sold close to 600 of its USCG-approved Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS), has shattered its initial growth forecasts for the year to date, with […]

8 Feb 2018