The ballast water management systems of Oslo based OceanSaver, which is owned by a consortium incl. StatoilHydro, Leif Höegh and Sumitomo, received type approval certification by the classification company Det Norske Veritas(DNV).
The type approval certificate has been issued on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Administration and confirms OceanSaver’s compliance with IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments. OceanSaver does not contain or use any substance that poses a risk to the marine environment, but as per manufacturer offers simple and effective operations and control and has demonstrated compliance to the newly adopted standards for ballast tank coatings. The DNV type approval includes virtually no limitation on capacity as the system’s modular design features is capable of meeting any demand, states OceanSaver.
Studies conducted by DNV have demonstrated the feasibility of the OceanSaver’s ballast water management system for a variety of ship types and arrangements for both new-buildings and existing tonnage. These studies have included evaluations of potential challenges in integrating OceanSaver with an existing ballast water system and addresses key issues as onboard power systems, space and location, and integration with existing automation systems.