Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, the company’s ballast water treatment technology, has met the revised IMO G8 testing requirements. DNV GL, acting on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority, issued an updated type approval certificate on 2 February, making Alfa Laval the first supplier compliant with the revised G8 demands.
“Ship owners can be fully confident that PureBallast 3 offers the performance to secure their compliance and protect our environment,” said Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Our customers require future-proof solutions, which is why certification in compliance with the revised G8 guidelines has been a high priority for Alfa Laval.”
Lindmark added: “The fact that no major changes were needed proves once again the robustness of the PureBallast technology. With both US Coast Guard type approval and revised G8 compliance in hand, PureBallast 3 provides a single, future-proof solution for entire fleets.”
Customer organisations such as the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have pushed for the revised G8 guidelines, seeking to make certain that the industry’s massive investments in ballast water treatment will achieve the intended results – instead of merely adding hardware.
Ballast water treatment systems approved under the former guidelines can still be installed until 2020.
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