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DESMI OCEAN GUARD RECEIVES IMO TYPE APPROVAL

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 

DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean ballast water treatment system has received IMO Type Approval based on the revised G8 requirement of the resolution.

Approval was issued by Lloyd’s Register on behalf of the Danish Environmental Agency and the Danish Maritime Authority. The Danish manufacturer will now prepare the requisite application documents for US Coast Guard (USCG Type Approval, which will be submitted within the next few weeks. The CompactClean BWMS is also undergoing approval according to ATEX and IECEx requirements for installation in hazardous zones. This approval is expected before the end of 2018.

“We are very happy to achieve this major milestone in the CompactClean approval process. The system has performed very well throughout the more than 18 months’ testing period, and we are very satisfied with the proven performance and the reliability of the system,” said Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.

“The system is currently being installed on several vessels and we receive very positive feedback from involved ship owners and operators, who appreciate the simplicity of the system, which is a big benefit both during installation of the system, but also in daily operation.”

The CompactClean system is available in 14 different flowrate sizes, with the smallest having a maximum flowrate of 35 m3/h, and the largest having a maximum flowrate of 3000 m3/h. The system consists of an automatic backflushing filter, a UV unit, valves, sensors, and controls and includes a pump that can be used as stripping pump under ballast stripping operations.

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