Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society, allowing its installation on vessels that carry the Chinese flag.
Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast, said: “Alfa Laval has long had a strong position in the Chinese newbuilding market and has grown considerably in the retrofit market during the last 12 months. Now that PureBallast 3 has Chinese type approval, we can support all shipowners who build or sail under the Chinese flag. There are many who see the benefits of a strong international partner in ballast water treatment – one with proven UV technology that can handle large ballast water flows, but also one with global service and support.”
Sahlén added that Alfa Laval has had dedicated ballast water treatment resources in China since the signing of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in 2004. The majority of its specialist service engineers are stationed in China, ready to support Chinese and foreign customers with the commissioning and service of PureBallast systems.