The Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference fully focused on providing shipowners/operators with the information they need to select the most appropriate long-term system solution for their fleet as the IMO Ballast Water Convention approaches entry into force.
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Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference
24-25 April 2012, London
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'As always, an interesting and relevant conference bringing together a good mix of topics and delegates from all concerned sectors of the maritime industry' Alexander Gregg-Smith, Star Reefers UK
'Coming into the industry recently, the conference brought me right up to date in two days' Mike Riding, Process Instruments
'Wonderfully on-point, with a wide variety of relevant topics' Rowan Connelly, HF Scientific
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water & Sediments has still not yet been ratified. Riviera Maritime Media in association with Wärtsilä hosted the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference for a third time in London to help shipowners/operators make sure they have the latest information about the legislation, available technology, and experience from existing installations to enable them to choose the most appropriate ballast treatment solutions for their ships.
Papers, presenters and discussions looked at how to resolve the practical problems that shipowners face as they prepare for the entry into force of the convention.
Highlights of the conference programme included:
Keynote address - Ballast water: an update on the challenges of regulation & ratification
Capt Moisés De Gracia, Technical Advisor, Permanent Mission of Panama to IMO, Panama Maritime Authority
Regulatory programme status in the US:
Jon Stewart, President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
Overview of the current suite of ballast water treatment technologies and outlook for second/next generation technologies:
Dr Marcel Veldhuis, Marine Eco Analytics
Alternatives to ballast water treatment systems, port solutions:
Jolanda Matthijssen, Project Engineer, Ballast Water Solutions, Cofely West Industrie
The panel for the ship operators' forum: perspectives on installation, operation, auditing and inspection, included:
• Peter Wallbohm Olsen, Head of Division, Danish Shipowners' Association
• Capt Georgi Yorgakiev, Marine & Technical Group, K Line Bulk Shipping (UK)
• Robin Goatley, Chief Superintendent, Admanthos Shipping
• Jan Arabas, Manager - Technical Services, Anglo-Eastern (UK)