Ballast water is essential for the safe operations of ships. It provides stability and maneuverability during a voyage and during loading and unloading operations. It reduces the hull stress caused by adverse sea conditions or by changes in cargo weight as well as fuel and water. Maritime transport moves more than 90% of the world’s freight and uses up to five billion tonnes of ballast water a year, a figure that is estimated to triple within the next ten to fifteen years. Organisms transported in the ballast water may survive to establish a reproductive population in the host environment, becoming invasive and out-competing native species at risk of total collapse of existing ecosystems. This is considered to be one of the greatest threats to the survival of the oceans by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
A ballast water treatment system is a major investment with a single purpose: ensuring your environmental compliance. We overcome these challenges by offering cutting-edge engineering support and tailor made solutions, in compliance with specifications and international quality standards.