Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type-approved by the China Classification Society, allowing PureBallast 3 systems to be installed on vessels that carry the Chinese flag
The type-approval certificate for Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment system was issued by the China Classification Society on 17 January 2020.
“Alfa Laval has long had a strong position in the Chinese newbuilding market and has grown considerably in the retrofit market during the last 12 months,” said Alfa Laval head of PureBallast and managing director of AlfaWall, Peter Sahlén.
“Now that PureBallast 3 has Chinese type-approval, we can support all shipowners who build or sail under the Chinese flag. There are many who see the benefits of a strong international partner in ballast water treatment – one with proven UV technology that can handle large ballast water flows, but also one with global service and support.”
For Alfa Laval, obtaining Chinese type-approval is an important step that reflects the company’s lasting commitment to the Chinese market.
“Alfa Laval has had dedicated ballast water treatment resources in China since the signing of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention,” said Mr Sahlén.
“In fact, the majority of our dedicated service engineers are stationed in China, where they are well positioned to support Chinese and foreign customers with the commissioning and service of PureBallast systems. From shipbuilding to the delivery of goods worldwide, China is key to the marine industry. We look forward to deepening our co-operation with Chinese customers and will be proud to see PureBallast 3 systems sail under the Chinese flag.”
PureBallast 3 was the first UV ballast water treatment system with zero holding time in its US Coast Guard type-approval for all three water salinities.
Alfa Laval’s PureBallast ballast water treatment system is fitted to the Chinese-built CB Adriatic, Carl Büttner Holding’s new 38,000 dwt IMO II product and chemical Handysize tanker that is featured in the latest issue of Tanker Shipping & Trade.
Ballast water treatment does not stop with compliance. Industry’s stakeholders discuss the issues in the Ballast Water Treatment Beyond Compliance webinar, which is now available to view.