Ballast Water Innovation Program

Albion Marine Solutions, Fednav Limited, and Anglo-Eastern are proud to be part of The Ballast Water Innovation Project, funded by Transport Canada - Transports Canada. Over the next three years, we will work together to find innovative solutions to "ADDRESS THE CHALLENGING BALLAST WATER ISSUES IN GREAT LAKES & ST. LAWRENCE RIVERWAY" and combat the risk of invasive species in ports with challenging waters.




As pioneers in ballast water projects for the international shipping industry, Albion Marine Solutions, with its partners, presented our Project Phase 1 in Ottawa and held a workshop with representatives from DFO, Transport Canada - Transports Canada, and other stakeholders. We are thrilled to be working alongside a talented team of seasoned professionals from our project partners, researchers, and dedicated multinational teams to find innovative solutions for the BWIP project.

Big emissions bills are coming for ships sailing in Europe

Albion Marine Solutions provides cutting-edge decarbonization solutions and emission reduction strategies to enhance your ships' performance, safeguarding you from upcoming regulations and hefty emission bills. Our expertise in alternative fuel supply, infrastructure development, and innovative green vessel designs utilizing methanol, ammonia, hydrogen, and biofuels ensures your journey towards a sustainable future is smoother and more economically viable." 



Ships carrying everything from consumer goods to food and fuel in and out of the European Union will soon face hefty emissions bills. The maritime industry will join the bloc's Emissions Trading System in January, meaning big ships will start paying for carbon emissions.


Vessels carry over 80% of world trade and are a big source of emissions, pumping about 1 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere in 2018. The incoming system is the world's first large-scale carbon charge for international shipping and part of the bloc's green push to tackle climate change. Yet, though sizable, the fees are unlikely to be high enough to force an immediate shift to cleaner marine fuels.


"The EU ETS will increase the freight rates," said Tore Longva, decarbonization director at ship classification society DNV. For a single container ship sailing between Europe and Asia, the emissions cost could total about €810,000 ($864,500) next year, assuming a carbon market price of €90 a ton, according to DNV. Firms will have to cover a greater share of emissions in the following two years, meaning costs should go even higher. For information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Albion Marine Solutions offers radioactive water testing services for vessels/ships taking ballast water while operating in the Pacific Ocean

The recent discharge of radioactive water from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean has prompted heightened concerns for marine safety and environmental protection. Japan's Fukushima incident has underscored the importance of stringent measures to ensure the purity and safety of our waters. The release of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has raised questions about the possible inflow of contaminated ballast water into Canadian and U.S. ports, creating a pressing need for preventive action.



Albion Marine Solutions: Your Trusted Partner for Radioactive Water Testing


The Pacific Ocean separates Japan from the west coast of North America. The recent discharge of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean has prompted vessels operating at ports along the Pacific Ocean coastline to conduct ballast water checks, emphasizing the importance of marine safety and environmental protection. Effective immediately, Albion Marine Solutions offers specialized radioactive water testing services for vessels entering Canada, the U.S., and other ports globally after taking on ballast water from any of the six major Eastern Japanese ports: Aomori, Iwate, Fukushima, Miyagi, Ibaraki, and Chiba.


Our Services include:


Radioactive Water Testing: Thorough testing to detect any radioactive contaminants in ballast water. 


Compliance Expertise: Albion Marine Solutions provides expert guidance to help vessels meet regulatory requirements and prevent the discharge of radioactive substances.


Stay ahead of Regulations: Compliance standards are continually refined to address emerging challenges. Korean authorities have already implemented new regulations for vessels entering Korean waters from these Japanese ports. Albion Marine Solutions is at the forefront of these changes, providing radioactive testing and compliance services to help vessels meet and exceed regulatory expectations. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cut Operation Costs, Carbon Footprint, and Give a New Life to Your Old Ships/Ferries


Albion Marine Solutions is your strategic partner in optimizing fleet performance, efficiency, and the longevity of ships and ferries. Our innovative decarbonizing energy-saving solutions for ferries and ships reduce operational costs and significantly contribute to a greener, more eco-conscious future in line with the net-zero emissions goal. We assist ships and ferry operators with qualified crew solutions, superintendency, procurement, and life cycle extension programs designed to upgrade and repair old and obsolete equipment.


Canadian Ferry Association Conference 2023 wraps up today with engaging Sessions on Electric Vessel Charging, Advancements in Energy Storage Solutions, Electric and Hybrid Ferry Systems, Underwater Radiated Noise, Digital Transformation, and the Crucial Role of Ferries in Global Economies. 

Albion Marine Solutions exhibited at the Canadian Ferry Conference 2023, in Vancouver BC represented by Mr. Sohan Mishra and Mr. Iain Gunn. During the conference, we had valuable interactions with ferry operators, clients, and industry leaders, demonstrating how our innovative solutions can effectively address the current needs and demands of both ferry and sea-going vessels. We offered cutting-edge energy-saving and carbon-capture decarbonization solutions for the ferry and sea-going vessels and offshore industry. 

Albion Marine Solutions: Your Complete Maritime Solutions provider


Our expertise includes:  

1.Qualified Crew Solutions: We provide top-notch crewing solutions to ensure experienced professionals operate your vessels/ferries.


2.Energy-Saving Options: Albion provides energy-efficient solutions that reduce operational costs and carbon footprint.


3.Vessel Life Cycle Extension: We offer extensive life cycle extension options for older ferry fleets, ensuring your vessels remain operational and efficient for years.


4.Superintendency: Our superintendency services ensure your fleet's smooth and efficient operation.


5.Turnkey Solutions:  From feasibility studies to engineering packages, installation, commissioning, and after-sales support, Albion offers turnkey solutions to your ferry operation needs.


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Successful Completion of Turnkey Ballast Water Treatment Project in Ferrol, Spain

We are delighted to announce the successful completion of an extensive turnkey project: Installation of a Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Ferrol, Spain. 

The project encompassed a range of pivotal stages, from conducting ship site surveys and feasibility studies to overseeing procurement, installation, and commissioning processes. Our professionals meticulously handled each step to ensure project success while fully complying with international regulations.  


Ship Site Survey and 3D Scan: The project commenced with a comprehensive ship site survey and a precise 3D scan of the vessel. This initial phase set the foundation for accurate project planning and system integration.

Feasibility Study and BWTS Selection: In close collaboration with maritime authorities and experts, an exhaustive feasibility study was conducted to identify the most suitable Ballast Water Treatment System for the vessel's unique specifications. The selection process adhered to stringent environmental standards while considering the ship's operational requirements.

Procurement and Installation: Once the BWTS was chosen, our team managed the procurement process meticulously. This involved sourcing quality components and ensuring timely delivery. The subsequent installation phase occurred in the shipyard, where the system was seamlessly integrated into the vessel's existing infrastructure.


Commissioning and Testing: The commissioning phase was pivotal in the project's timeline. Our dedicated engineers and technicians worked diligently to ensure that every aspect of the BWTS was functional and optimized for performance. Rigorous testing procedures were conducted to validate the system's efficiency and compliance with international regulations.

Ballast Water Management Plans (BWMP): Our experts collaborated with the ship's crew to develop comprehensive Ballast Water Management Plans in parallel with the system installation. These plans outline best practices for maintaining the system, managing ballast water, and ensuring ongoing compliance.

Class Approval and BWTS Sampling: To guarantee the BWTS's adherence to class society regulations, we obtained essential class approvals and certifications. Rigorous testing and sampling procedures were conducted to validate the system's effectiveness in treating ballast water and safeguarding marine ecosystems.

We extend our gratitude to the dedicated teams, partners, and stakeholders who contributed to the successful execution of this project. Their collective expertise, relentless dedication, and innovative spirit were instrumental in completing projects successfully. We are currently engaged in similar ongoing projects in China, Canada, the USA, Turkey, Australia, and India. For more information and similar solutions contact our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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