Turkey-based ship company Ulusoy Denizyollari Isletmeciligi A.S. has selected the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system to retrofit 12 vessels, including bulk carriers.
The project was secured in conjunction with Trojan Marinex Turkish channel partner Esko Marine.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM) is inching closer to ratification, with the United States Coast Guard compliance timeline approaching (read WWi article). As a result, vessel owners are looking to retrofit their vessels are in search of BWT systems.
Trojan Marinex BWT system testing was conducted under the supervision of DNV – a certified Independent Lab (IL) by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Testing was conducted in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol.
The ETV protocol is a key testing requirement for systems to obtain USCG Type Approval. The system is tested and approved to one of the lowest UV transmittance values in the industry, under full flow conditions, and in all three salinity ranges – fresh water, brackish water, and marine water.
The entire product suite has achieved IMO Type Approval and USCG AMS Acceptance. In March 2015, a formal application for USCG Type Approval was submitted – this was the first application in the industry.