Ballast water systems

Sea vessels all over the world load their ballast tanks with surface water to optimise their stability, navigability and safety. Control Union offers ballast water test services to customers who wish to have their ballast water treatment (BWT) system certified under USCG Type Approval.

Control Union and the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) have joined to establish a company to perform testing for the certification of ballast water treatment systems.

Control Union Water B.V., with its laboratories in ’t Horntje at Texel, is the commercial successor of the ballast water test activities first developed and performed by NIOZ in 2004.

Control Union Water will also provide test services in line with requests from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) consortium, according to the standards of the IMO.