Convention for Ballast Water to enter into force 2017
The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017 and following the Convention’s terms, ships will be required to manage their ballast water.
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will enter into force on 8 September 2017, marking a landmark step towards halting the spread of invasive aquatic species, which can cause havoc for local ecosystems, affect biodiversity and lead to substantial economic loss. Under the Convention’s terms, ships will be required to manage their ballast water to remove, render harmless, or avoid the uptake or discharge of aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water and sediments.
Following an article on the IMO (International Maritime Organization) accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water.
OceanGuard® BWTS is based on Advanced Electrocatalysis Oxidation Process (AEOP) technology with low power consumption and small footprint. Last year OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System finished and passed all land based (LB) test cycles at DHI Denmark under the supervision of independently laboratory DNV-GL. By finishing 15 cycles of tests within a 5-month period, OceanGuard® has become the first Asian BWMS that passed all USCG LB tests using the CMFDA method.
Representative for OceanGuard® BWMS
As one of most well-known systems, OceanGuard® BWMS was independently researched and developed by Headway Technology Co., Ltd, the first Chinese enterprise working on ballast water treatment. Driven by innovative and far-sighted R&D ability, Headway has made a remarkable achievement on the core technology to manufacture an effective and intelligent ballast water treatment system.
Enwa represents Headway Technology Co Ltd and their Ballast Water Management System OceanGuard® in Scandinavia and Germany.