OptiMarin AS, with Norwegian roots is now a globally organized company, has received Type Approval Certificate for the OptiMarin Ballast System (OBS). The Type Approval Certificate has been issued by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Administration and confirms OptiMarinís compliance with IMOís International Convention for the Control and Management of Shipís Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.
The OptiMarin Ballast System (OBS) is based on the idea that such a system should be as simple as possible to operate. OBS is a mechanical system based on filtration and UV and does not affect the normal operation of the ship. It is easy to install on board existing ships as well as on new-builds and uses standardized components for all flow configurations. The system is one of very few treatment options that do not introduce chemicals, electro-chemical generators or biocides in its treatment process.
The key benefits of the Type Approved OptiMarin Ballast System are that it has a simple and reliable design with few movable parts. The system is operated as part of the normal ballast system with a low pressure loss. The system generates no extra noise and has a low weight and a small foot print, a very flexible system for retro-fit.