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21st Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 7th November 2018 - 8th November 2018 Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

ACI’s 21st Ballast Water Management Conference will once again bring together senior executives and experts from Shipping Companies, technology providers, leading associations and top service providers to discuss the latest challenges and developments    making an impact on the industry.

The 2017 event took place in Antwerp, Belgium and brought  together industry professionals from organisations including BIMCO, Bocimar, Port of Amsterdam,  DHI, Alfa Laval, Lloyd’s Register and many more.

This year’s edition will look at the current state of the industry in depth and look into potential new solutions to ship-owners, as well as analyse the experiences faced by the industry since the ratification took place. The Conference will also attempt to look into the future of the industry and predict how things will develop in the coming years.

Due to time implications and various regulation changes many questions are left to be answered. How will type approval effect the deadlines for compliance? What current options are available for the ship-owners? How are suppliers going to guarantee the systems meet requirements for both regulatory bodies?

ACI’s 21st Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.  The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers


7th November 2018
8th November 2018
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Dan Chapman – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0616
Pramod Kale – Sales and Marketing
+91 20 6527 2806
Ketan Kulkarni – Sponsorship
+91 206 527 2807
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Ballast Water Market Forecast
  • IMO Updates and Crucial Developments at the MEPC
  • Retrofitting of Vessels and Solutions for Ship-owners
  • Port State Control Inspections
  • Ship-Owner Case Studies
  • Port’s Perspective: How Port Authorities are tackling the Introduction of the BWMC
  • US Guidelines: USCG Criteria and Gaining System Approval
  • Testing of Ballast Water Systems
  • Meeting Training Requirements and Guaranteeing Crew Competence
  • Maintenance Strategies for Ballast Water Systems
  • The Future of the Ballast Water Industry
  • Spyros Michalatos, Marine, Safety & Quality Manager, Starbulk S.A.
  • Sarai Romero Campo, Deputy Technical Fleet Manager of LNG, EXMAR Ship Management
  • Wolfgang Hintzsche, Marine Director, German Shipowners Association
  • Sahan Abeysekara, Team Lead BWM, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
  • Ron Van Gelder, Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam
  • Kees Hak, Senior Surveyor Engineering And Electrotechnical Affairs, Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate
  • Capt. Nadeem Anwar, Senior Lecturer, Warsash School Of Maritime Science And Engineering
  • Dr. Stephan Gollasch, MD, GoConsult
  • Dr. Matej David, Visitng Professor, University of Rijeka
  • Dr. Louis Peperzak, Test Facility Director, Control Union B.V
  • Dr. Klaas Kaag, Senior Researcher, Wageningen Marine Research
  • Afra Asjes, Project Manager Ballast Water, Wageningen Marine Research
  • Mats Nyfors, Project Manager: Marine Consultancy and Lifecycle Solutions, Elomatic

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Dan Chapman

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0616

Email: dchapman@acieu.net

  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Managers
  • Associations
  • Solution Providers
  • P&I Clubs
  • Maritime Lawyers
  • Consultants

Elomatic is a leading Scandinavian Consulting & Engineering company and a global provider of 3D Plant & Ship Design Software Cadmatic (previously Nupas-Cadmatic). Over 800 Elomatic engineering professionals work within the mechanical, process, energy and marine industries.

Our Marine unit has the resources and skills required to successfully complete a wide range of consultancy, design, engineering and project management tasks for customers in the shipping, shipbuilding and offshore industries. Our services cover all disciplines and the full life cycle of the products from feasibility studies and pre-design to detail design, production support, site management and life cycle solutions. Our experience covers both newbuildings and conversions and ranges from small working craft to the largest cruise vessels.

Elomatic has recently been engaged in a number of environmental technology retrofit projects covering consultancy, design and engineering tasks for e.g. scrubbers, BWM systems and LNG conversions. We have devised a systemized process for environmental technology retrofits including BWM systems, divided into four phases with clearly defined inputs, outputs and deliverables. This process includes:

  • Solution & consequence evaluations
  • Technology comparisons
  • Investment and operational cost calculations and comparisons
  • Supplier evaluations and selection
  • Naval Architectural issues
  • Classification coordination services
  • Preliminary design, basic design and engineering
  • Laser scanning for verifying an accurate 3D as built starting point
  • CFD calculations for verifying the design and flow rates
  • Detail design
  • Planning
  • Procurement and contract services
  • Supervision services

A ship specific optimum Ballast Water Management solution requires a deep co-operation between ship owner, ballast water treatment technology supplier and the design & engineering partner. As an independent partner, we serve ship owners, shipyards, equipment suppliers as well as all stakeholders within the maritime industry.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Ketan Kulkarni

Tel: +91 20 6527 2807

Email: kketan@acieu.net

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21st Ballast Water Management Conference - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,275.00After £320 Early Bird Discount Valid Until 27th April 2018. Full Price £1595 (Excl. VAT)
21st Ballast Water Management Conference - Documentation Package Only£470.00
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