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.
In the recent years, abh Ingenieur Technik GmbH has planned 70 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) of various types and manufacturers for ships from bulk carriers, multi-purpose ships to container ships of all sizes and integrated them into the existing system
With our own 3D-scanner we create a very exact picture of the existing situation on board. This allows us to design all details in advance for a trouble free installation of the system. 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.
There is a general understanding that no single system is suitable for all ship types. That is why planning is carried out in close coordination with customers, manufacturers and shipyards. Thanks to careful planning, conversions are also possible while the vessel is in operation through “Flying Squads”.
The scope of supply also includes the preparation of the Bill of Material, isometrics, updates of the PIDs and all classically relevant documents.
abh is doing all engineering in their headquarter in Emden, but with their worldwide network of partners abh can offer 3D scans all around the globe.
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.
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