In 2004 the IMO adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments. The Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017. The Ballast Water Management Convention stipulates that all ships in international shipping must manage their ballast water in accordance with a shipspecific ballast water management plan to a certain standard.

Currently, about 40,000 ships will have to install a ballast water management system within the next 2-4 years. The peak demand could be between 2020 and 2022 for over 10,000 ships per year.

abh INTENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH has already implemented numerous projects and as an independent partner has supported various ship owners in the retrofitting of ballast water treatment systems. abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH does not represent any specific technology or specific manufacturer.

abh INTENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH uses a 3D-scanner to generate the As Built Stand. All required areas are captured by the 3D-scanner, the generated point cloud is used to evaluate and check the different installation variants. Based on this point cloud abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH creates a 3D arrangement planning with all components of the ballast water treatment system including all pipelines.

The scope of supply also includes the preparation of the Bill of Material, isometrics, updates of the PIDs and all classically relevant documents.

abh INGENIEUR-TECHNIK GmbH is an experienced partner who will gladly support you in all phases of the retrofitting or new installation of the Ballast Water Treatment System.