Another US Type approval granted

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche
ShipInsight

29 October 2018


An eleventh system has achieved US type approval from the USCG for its ballast water treatment system.

The USCG issued the Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application. The treatment principle of the HiBallast BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralisation during discharge. The approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 75 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h. The HiBallast system achieved IMO type approval in 2011 and was has US AMS status.

As well as approving the Hyundai system the USCG has also received the 19th application for type approval. The latest application is for the UV Compact Clean Ballast Water Management System manufactured by DESMI Ocean Guard.