We have been actively addressing ballast water management and treatment issues since 1997, starting with retrofit of one of the early experimental filter and UV systems.  As we have gained practical experience with the systems and the technologies, we have deployed that knowledge for the benefit of ship owners, ports, BWT vendors, environmental groups, and government agencies.

We are acutely aware of the importance of having reliable, properly functioning and safe BWTS, while avoiding delays and work closely with clients, vendors and regulators to this end. We are also completely independent with regard to technology or vendor.

A typical HEC retrofit engineering package is designed to deliver on time compliance and would also include:

  • Navigating the regulatory landscape,

  • Careful matching of systems to the ship's equipment and operating profile,

  • Discussions with crew regarding equipment placement and operations,

  • Optimization of the design and operational performance of the ballast system

  • System design based on the strengths and weaknesses of each technology and system

  • Ongoing dialogue with clients, vendors, regulators, installers

  • Contingency considerations

  • Sampling