DESMI Ocean Guard has unveiled a line of new and smaller ballast water management systems (BWMS).

The company has been manufacturing ballast water management systems to comply with IMO and US Coast Guard requirements since 2010 and has expanded its range in response to increasing demand for smaller units.

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DESMI Ocean Guard has developed smaller BWMS units Photo: DESMI Ocean Guard

“We have supplied thousands of systems for ships worldwide, but the demand from vessels carrying very little ballast water on board, like mega yachts, OSV’s, tugs, fishing vessels and navy ships, has grown, and even though they have to comply with all regulations, an over-sized and over-dimensioned system was not their preferred solution,” says Rasmus Folsø, chief executive of DESMI Ocean Guard, who sees navies as a growing market for the smaller solution.

“With the smaller systems we are launching, these vessels can install BWMS optimised for their needs and complying with all regulations even though required max flowrate is as little as 35 m³/hr,” he continued.

“The advantages of having systems optimised to the required flowrates are numerous and includes smaller footprint, easier installation, lower power consumption, less spare parts consumption and reduced CAPEX.”

DESMI Ocean Guard now delivers BWMS ranging from 35 m³/h to 2,500 m³/h with a single UV unit. Combination of more UV units can boost the maximum flowrate to as much as 5,000 m³/h.