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Friday, January 7, 2022 

Desmi Ocean Guard has introduced a line of smaller ballast water management systems (BWMS), taking the range of handling capacities and flow rates starting from 35 m3/h going up to 2500 m3/hr, all using a single UV unit.

The company has been manufacturing BWMS since 2010, and in a close cooperation with shipowners and shipyards Desmi has developed systems that treat any water in accordance with IMO and US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements.

CEO Rasmus Folsø said: “The demand has been huge – and we are now happy to say, that we have sizes that fits any ship, large or small. We have supplied thousands of systems for ships worldwide, but the demand from vessels carrying very little ballast water on board, like mega yachts, OSVs, tugs, fishing vessels and navy ships, has grown, and even though they have to comply with all regulations, an over-sized and over-dimensioned system was not their preferred solution."

The new smaller systems mean that these vessels can install BWMS optimised for their needs and complying with all regulations even though required max flowrate is as little as 35 m3/hr.

"The advantages of having systems optimised to the required flowrates are numerous, and include smaller footprint, easier installation, lower power consumption, less spare parts consumption, and reduced Capex," said Folsø.

Desmi Ocean Guard already supplies BWMS to many navy ships in NATO countries, and as a reference, Danish frigates Niels Juel and Peter Willemoes have the CompactClean BWMS installed. With the new smaller systems it is expected that more Navies will be added.

Combination of more UV units can boost the max flowrate to as much as 5,000 m3/h. All systems, of any size, can be delivered with IMO and USCG type approval.

“We are happy to say that we have BWMS for any vessel size – and BWMS that actually fits any need for ballast water treatment”, concluded Folsø.

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