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Ballast Water Treatment System

Ballast water management system (BWMS)

Ballast water management system (BWMS)


Under the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) Adoption: 13 February 2004; Entry into force: 8 September 2017,

In order to comply with the requirement of the convention, most ships need to install an on-board ballast water treatment system. (BWTS)

To select the suitable system for the ship’s type, trade area as well as the type of certificate required to comply with the convention and the administration requirements is one of OMEC know how.


OMEC is providing the full package for BWTS installation from the design phase to the operation phase

Ballast water management system (BWMS)

Omec involvement is subject to the owner requirements it can cover the full scope in 6 steps

  1. Owner to complete the OMEC BWTS questionnaire
  2. Site visit to the vessel might include 3D scanning for the proposed area
  3. Compare min 3 solutions to be proposed for the owner to select between 3 different BWTSs with the pros and cons of each one (when applicable)
  4. Engineering work include 3D modeling for the new selected system
  5. Class approval for all new drawings
  6. Project management for installation and commissioning in the Dry dock
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