Ballast Water Management Convention – Global Treaty into Force

Global Treaty Comes into Force 8th September 2017 

The health of our oceans will be greatly enhanced following news that the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will enter into force on 8 September 2017.

The release of untreated ballast water from ships has long been a problem. Seawater taken on board into ballast water tanks is then carried across oceans and released into seas where the local aquatic ecosystems suffer from the introduction of non-native species. The Convention will require that ships manage their ballast water to minimise the risks posed by invasive species.

Read the International Maritime Organization’s press briefing, and the Global Environment Facility press release.

A solution to the ballast water problem has been in use for many years by marine operators and PG Flow Solutions have a wealth of experience in the supply of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS). Our BWTS offer an effective and reliable solution to the problem of invasive species through solids separation and UV irradiation. These compact, IMO type approved, robust units benefit from automatic operation, low power consumption and low maintenance requirements.

Read more about our Ballast Water Treatment Systems or contact us for further information – or phone: +47 66 77 56 00.