Commissioning Testing

Commissioning tests are required after installing a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) as of 1st June 2022. An independent lab must take and analyse water samples as part of the commissioning test to show that the whole ballast water installation performs as it should and discharged ballast water is IMO-D2 compliant. As a shipowner you are responsible.

 

We are proud to let you know that Bawat's implemented ballast water management systems (BWMS) have, in all cases, passed all the tests with flying colours. 

Meet Bawat's COMISSIONING ENGINEER

Watch the interview with Bawat's Commissioning Engineer Szczepan Karpowicz. You will hear about his first hand ship commissioning testing experience and learn about his insights working with Bawat's ballast water management system, he also talks about the customer benefits in choosing a Bawat system from his view point of view.

Watch the video

 

BWMS installation and testing obligations:

Just because you have bought a type approved ballast water system and installed it, does not mean you are compliant. Compliance means, the discharged ballast water from your vessel is compliant with the regulatory allowable amounts of discharged zooplankton, phytoplankton and bacteria.

  1. The regulatory commissioning testing takes place after the installation of the ballast water treatment system. Bawat will undertake commissioning to assist the owners and ensure the installation is installed as per Bawats instructions and guidelines.
  2. The vessels flag state or delegated classification society will check, with its commissioning process, that the ballast water management system (BWMS) is in line with regulations required by the vessels flag state.
  3. The vessel owner then engages a third party for commissioning testing that the BWMS satisfies IMO D-2 and USCG discharge compliance standards.

Commissioning testing is raising some common issues:

- Many vessel owners believe they can undertake the commissioning testing. This is not allowed, it has to be an independent body and that excludes the BWMS provider.

There are also practical considerations:

In the Bawat ballast water management system, the sampling point(s) are installed in the vessels ballast water discharge piping close to the overboard. Using a Bawat BWMS, the quality of the water to be treated does not matter, this both water in ballast tanks or the water intake from sea. The Bawat BWMS will work with any water quality this be seawater, fresh water, turbid water, cold water - heat always works.

And remember, the Bawat BWMS only a single treatment pass (one-pass) is required to be IMO-D2 compliant.

Want to know more?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

GET IN TOUCH

HEAD OFFICE, DENMARK

Bawat Denmark

Agern Allé 5A

2970 Hørsholm, Denmark

Phone: +45 8870 8803

info@bawat.dk

 

Show on map
BENELUX

AMW-MARINE

Veersedijk 99
3341 LL, Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands
Phone: +3178-6810100

Email: info@amw.nl

https://amw.nl

Show on map
FINLAND

Synkronex

Pansiontie 48-52, rak. 5255

FIN-20240 Turku, Finland

Phone: +358 (0)2 416 2800

Email: office@synkronex.com

https://synkronex.com/

 

Show on map
GERMANY

I. Jansen GMBH
Veddeler Damm 36-40 - D-20457 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (40) 819786310-0
Email: info@ijansen.de 
www.ijansen.de

 

Show on map
GREECE

Intra Mare

4 Skouze Str., 185 36 Piraeus, Greece
Phone: +30 2104293843


Email: info@intramare.gr

www.intramare.gr/

Show on map
ITALY

PL Rappresentanze

Loc. Gabrovizza 58/A

34010 Sgonico Trieste

Phone: +39 040 225732

Email: info@plrappresentanze.it

www.plrappresentanze.it

 

Show on map
NORWAY

Ålesund Maritime A/S

Phone: +47 9760 3595

Email: oag@alesundmaritime.com

www.alesundmaritime.com

 

Show on map
TURKEY

Arti Denizcilik

Şemsettin Günaltay Cd. Doğa Sitesi D:198/A D:4,
34736 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 (216) 350 10 66
            +90 (216) 350 10 76
https://artidenizcilik.com/

Show on map
CHINA

Hipson Marine (China) Ltd.

海普生(中国)有限公司

 

Room 405, #A Building, No.199 Jinwan Road,

Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China, 201206

中国上海市浦东新区金皖路199号A栋405室

邮编:201206

Tel : +86-21-3382 0950 / 3382 0960

E-mail: info@hipson.biz

http://www.hipson.biz/

Show on map
INDIA

Indostan

Cochin

Address: 61/3447A, Neduvelil Lane, Ravipuram Road, Cochin, Kerala -682 016

Phone: 0484 2358555, 0484 4051720

 

Mumbai

Address: 715, 7th Floor, Topiwala Centre, S.V. Road, Goregaon (W) Mumbai, Maharashtra- 400062

Phone: 022 28750595, 022 40237022

 

Email: info@indostan.in

https://indostan.in

Show on map
JAPAN

Daiwa Hanbai Corporation LTD.

2-10-31, Mitejima Nishi-yodogawa-ku
Osaka 555-0012
Japan
Phone:+81 6 6471 4701
https://daiwa-hanbai.jp

 

Show on map
KOREA

Marbiss

78-20, Sandan 7-ro, Jeonggwan-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, Korea, 46026
Phone: +82(0)51 717 0125


http://www.marbiss.com

 

Show on map
SINGAPORE

Giantech Engineering Pte Ltd

18 Boon Lay Way Tradehub21

#05-133/134 Singapore 609966

Phone:+ 65 6316 8595

Email: engineers@igiantech.com

 

Show on map
TAIWAN

Lian Tat Company

12F., 306, Sinyi Road, Sec. 4, Taipei 106427 Taiwan

Phone:+886 2 2703 5372

Email: liantat@liantat.com.tw

www.liantat.com.tw

Show on map
MIDDLE EAST

Unique Group, Unique System FZE

Plot 1D/07A

Near Roundabout 2,

Phase 1, Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah - UAE

P.O. Box: 42505

Phone: +971 6 5130333

Email: info@uniquegroup.com

www.uniquegroup.com

Show on map
USA

Technonaval LLC.

12150 SW 128 Court

Suite 120,  Miami, FL 33186

Phone: +1 305 318-3894

Email: office@technonaval.com

https://www.technonaval.com/

Show on map
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Cullys

20 Egmont Road Henderson WA 6166

Phone: +61 (0)8 9410 5000

Email: michael.bakker@cullys.com.au

www.cullys.com.au

Show on map