Erma First Submits USCG Type Approval Application for Its BWTS

Greece-based manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) Erma First has filed an application with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for Type Approval for its full flow electrolysis BWTS.

Erma First FIT BWTS has been already approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and several classes, according to the company.

The system was successfully tested at three water salinities in Morocco, Spain, Netherlands, France, New York and Savannah. The testing period lasted 30 months and finished in autumn 2016, the company added.

“ERMA FIRST BWTS is … suitable for all special installation requirements in both newbuilds as well as retrofit project,” Konstantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director of Erma First, said.

The company also intends to submit an application for IMO Type Approval according to the revised G8 Guidelines in early summer 2017.

The USCG has approved systems from three companies so far. In early December 2016, the USCG awarded the first type approval certificate to Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin for its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS). Later that month, Swedish Alfa Laval Tumba AB and Norway-based OceanSaver AS received approval certificates from the USCG Marine Safety Center for their BWTSs.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

World Gas Series: Morocco Summit

Bringing together key players in the gas value chain in Morocco, the World Gas Series:

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

Shipping Transformation Asia will provide a platform for future-focused discussion in the shipping,…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >