IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

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The Ballast Water Centre provides a range of services, from testing prototypes through reviewing test data to efficacy testing. Delivering impartial expertise in reviewing test reports and dossier submissions for type approval based on the latest G8 and G9 requirements.

Ballast Water Species Analysis

G8 Type Approval Reviews

Working with clients to assist with type approval test reports.

The Ballast Water Centre reviews ballast water treatment system (BWTS) land-based and shipboard test reports against the requirements of G8, identifying potential gaps and mapping the results in a format suitable for Flag State approval. The Centre also has at its disposal marine science and regulatory expert knowledge to validate test data against the G8 guidelines.

Ballast Water Review

G9 Basic and Final Approval Dossier Reviews

Save time and money by confirming that documentation meets the requirements before submission to the GESAMP BWWG of basic or final approval dossiers for IMO G9 active substance systems. 

Producing the required documentation for G9 is complex and ensuring the dossier is correct and complete before submission will save time and money.

The Centre works with its clients to ensure that basic and final approval dossier submissions fulfil the G9 requirements and to identify gaps and mapping the results in a format suitable for GESAMP. Our experts review the dossier for quality and completeness and prepare a report detailing how the dossier meets the requirements of the G9 methodology contained in BWM.2/Circ.13/Rev.2. 

What our clients say:

..."I would highly recommend the team for their flexibility, commitment to getting the job done and their ability to deliver on time and to cost"...
- Paul Chesman - Alstom

..."The professional way in which the sampling was conducted, and the detailed reports provided has given us reassurance that the system works as intended, and confidence that it will continue to meet the demanding requirements of cruise itineraries. "...
- Richard Catt - Environmental Manager - Carnival UK

..."PML Applications, with its unique blend of marine scientists, project management skills and deep understanding of the requirements of the IMO BWT Convention represented the perfect partner to carry out this work. We will continue to work with PML in the future as new projects and challenges arise. "...
- Andrew Marshall - Coldharbour Marine

..."We contacted PML Applications for expert assistance in a large international dispute....PML Applications’ support was a strong factor in achieving an outstanding success in the case. I would have no hesitation in turning to PML Applications again for expert assistance."...
- Bruce Gailey - Gailey Law

Get in touch

Tim Fileman, ManagerTim Fileman
Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1752 633 412
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