The industry is left with fewer options for BWMS testing – Maritime Environmental Resource Center will no longer conduct Type Approval Certification testing of ballast water management systems.

MERC has served as an independent, third-party test facility for evaluating the performance of ballast water management systems (BWMSs), which have been certified by several countries around the world.

Due to flaws in regulations designed to minimize the risk of ballast water introductions of invasive species, MERC will no longer provide BWMS certification testing services. After several years of MERC efforts to ensure scientifically-sound, predictive, consistent, and transparent BWMS certification testing, it has become clear that the lack of an appropriate standardized approach and  sufficient oversight in the implementation of ballast water regulations is undermining the fundamental goal of national and international policies to prevent  the introduction of environmentally and economically destructive invasive  species.

Albion Marine Solution confirmed to speak and exhibit at Informa BWMTech Conference in London Dec.12-14.

We are pleased to offer discounted passes to our valued customers.

Join 100+ ballast water industry professionals to untangle the international ballast regulation web, discuss successful system installations and create resilient ballast water treatment strategies.

Albion Marine Solutions provide end to end project management and engineering services for retrofit of BWTS.

Albion Marine Solutions pleased to participate and exhibit at Asian Emissions Conference.

Albion Marine Solutions is Associate Member of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association.

Given the apparently very light touch preparations for “2020” it might be assumed that plans are in place throughout the merchant shipping to commence compliance around June 2019 – only 19 months away from the start of this Asian Emissions Technology conference. The reality is confusion over the implications, cost, longevity and legal compliance effectiveness of the choices available.

This conference will inform delegates on the real story rather than the politics and marketing spin. Attendees will depart the conference with a full picture of the future shape of marine emissions controls, how bunkers suppliers will really respond to the 0.50%S demand and the consequences of current and future technology solutions.

Albion Marine Solutions confirmed to speak at ACI 19th Ballast Water Management Conference Nov.15-16, Antwerp. 

The summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.  The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers.

On September 20th IMS group signed a purchase agreement with the OceanSaver Trustee to acquire all intellectual property, certificates and assets after OceanSaver’s bankruptcy filed on September 13th 2017. 

IMS group AS is a Norwegian group of companies focusing on leading technological solutions for the offshore and marine market. The HQ is in the south of Norway.Today the IMS group is the world-leading supplier of watertight doors, safety windows, incinerators, ejectors and fire-rated doors and windows, with independent offices in Norway, USA, Germany, Singapore, Vietnam, China – and several agents worldwide representing the group. 

This company is the mother company of IMS Technology, and also associated with TeamTec, a recognized maritime supplier. 

Albion Marine consider this acquisition as natural move by IMS group to expand the line of products for the maritime industry.

Current and future customers of Oceansaver are in good hands now. 

Albion Marine Solutions had Cooperation Agreement with Oceansaver for providing the project management and engineering services for retrofit of their systems. 

We will continue to support our customers within the area of expertise.


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