The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted by IMO on 13th February 2004. The conditions for initiating entry into force were met on 8th September 2016, with an effective date one year later. The ships will be required to have approved Ballast Water Management Plans, maintain a ballast water record book, manage their ballast water on every voyage by performing ballast water exchange (or by treating it using an approved ballast water treatment system), and undertake an initial survey and be issued with an International Ballast Water Management Certificate. Further, the existing ships will be required to install and use a treatment system by first IOPP renewal survey on or after entry into force.
Ramco Marine offers a full concept to completion design, engineering and project management during installation of approved Ballast Water Treatment Systems. We evaluate the solutions available in the market, create retrofit service packages and execute of the project. Our team of naval architects and engineers provide cost-effective solutions, flexible and non-bureaucratic services.
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