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BWM Convention : How can CTS help you?
BALLAST WATER TREATMENT – RETROFITTING SERVICES
The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. However USCG has not approved any systems yet. The adoption of all the required Guidelines for the uniform implementation of the BWM Convention and the approval and certification of modern ballast water treatment technologies have removed the major barriers to the ratification of the instrument and a number of additional countries have indicated their intention to accede to this Convention in the near future.
Challenges of the enforcement of the convention :
– Total 60,000 ships required to be retrofitted in a short period of time
– All existing ships must start retrofitting by 2016
– The price of equipment have drastically reduced in last two years. However this may see reverse trend post ratification.
– Sudden demand for retrofits:
Equipment – high cost/high lead time/no availability
Long class approval time
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