OceanSaver AS is developing new technology for treating ballast water from ships. The company estimates market potential at around $1bn a year and will make the technology available commercially in 2006. OceanSaver operates in three stages:
Separation of “larger” organisms by filtration.
Supersaturation with nitrogen — and thereby reduction of the oxygen level.
Hydrodynamic cavitation by manipulation of the water characteristics.
The goal of the company is to develop other environmental technologies for the maritime industry as soon as OceanSaver® is fully developed and under commercialization. The technology is backed by Innovation Norway, Statoil and shipowners.
Ports of Presence:
Norway - Haavik