The EPA has verbally committed to a low enforcement policy , but owners and operators should be aware of that the US has two legislations on BWMS
that make use of an active substance (such as hypochlorite electrolysis, chlorine dioxide, sodium hypochlorite, peroxyacetic acid, or ozone) may have a direct effect on organic material like epoxy tank coatings.
Similarly, they have axed the sequence 08 WMS because it might resemble BWMS
, the Welsh word for BUMS.
Due to the lack of a significant premium to the shareholders and other factors, we believe that the transaction may undervalue BWMS
The particulars of this design required a partnership approach with the shipyard in order to successfully integrate the BWMS
into the hazardous area, with the addition of deepwell pumps already delivered.
Techcross justified the background to the MOU, "With the ratification of the 2004 IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention nearing entry-into-force, DW has recognised a need to support its customers, and believed that good and effective co-operation with selected BWMS
providers will be critical towards providing such support.
When ratified, the IMO s Ballast Water Management Convention will require the owners of up to 40,000 vessels worldwide to install a BWMS
The AQUARIUS UV BWMS
is a modular system utilising a two stage approach involving filtration and medium pressure UV disinfection technology.
With the help of the new solution, vessels would prepare for the fitting of BWMS
, while reducing vessel downtime, and allowing more efficient operations.
This allows all US and foreign flag ships fitted with the Wartsila AQUARIUS UV BWMS
to operate in US territorial waters and to discharge its treated ballast water for an interim period of up to 5 years from the ship specific implementation date.
It now means that the AQUARIUS UV BWMS
range is EX certified for Zone 1 hazardous area operation in marine and offshore installations.
This is yet another important step towards making the WEnrtsilEn BWMS
range available for the full range of marine and offshore applications.