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24th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 16th March 2022 - 17th March 2022 Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

ACI’s Ballast Water Management Conference will be taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 16th and 17th of March 2022.

For its twenty-fourth edition, the conference will provide an in-depth look at the latest developments in the Ballast Water Industry, focusing on technological and regulatory advances.

Over two days, the event will give you essential insight into potential ship-owner and port solutions, and analysis of retrofitting and maintenance experience, through case studies, interactive sessions and panel discussions led by industry experts.

Once again, the conference will bring together senior executives from ship-owner and ship-management companies, regulatory institutes, equipment providers and fitters, commissioning testers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders involved in the Ballast Water Management supply chain.

Join us in Rotterdam to exchange your opinions and technical knowledge with your peers, and engage in excellent networking opportunities.



16th March 2022
17th March 2022
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Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434
Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
KP van der Mandelelaan 150
Rotterdam, 3062 Netherlands
+31 10 250 9002
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  • Ballast Water Management System Technical Evaluation
  • Overcoming Vessel-Specific Ballast Water Management Challenges
  • Team, Tools & On Board Training
  • Age of Vessels vs Revenue over Remaining Lifetime
  • Vessels Owners Experience & Best Practises
  • Moving Towards Prosperous Retrofitting for 2022
  • Port State Control Inspections
  • Going Beyond the Current Ballast Water Management Systems and Legislation
  • Power Requirement Compliance: Energy Usage of Ballast Water Treatment Systems


Kay Conrad, Project Manager – Fleet Management, Oldendorff Carriers

Nikolas Vaporis, Chief Technical Officer, Capital Ship Management Corp.

Dietrich Dabels, Manager Business Development, ABS

Marcelo Rodrigues, Scientist, Brookes Bell

Martin Skytte, Sales, BAWAT

Kristijan Tesar, SSQ&E Manager, SeaQuest Shipmanagement

Jurrien Baretta, Technical Sales Manager, Optimarin

Suramya Khilnani, Project Manager, Albion Marine Solutions

Katja Broeg, Senior Scientist, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency

Christopher Brown, Director – Golden Bear Research Center, California State University Maritime Academy

Cees van Slooten, CUC-IL Coordinator, Control Union

Dr. Lawrence Kuroshi, Senior Manager, Nigerian Ports Authority

Ashok Srinivasan, Maritime Technology and Regulation Manager, BIMCO

Marius Blom, CEO & Managing Partner, BLOM Maritime

Nikos Drimalas, Sales Director, ERMA FIRST

Gitte Ingelise Petersen, Head of Department BWL, DHI Group

Prof Peter Vidmar, Dean, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, University of Ljubljana

Andreas Lougridis, EU Area BDM, Maritec Pte Ltd

Jad Mouawad, CEO, Mouawad Consulting

Giles Candy, Owner, Giles Environmental LLC

Nick Welschmeyer, Professor/Lead Scientist, CSU and Golden Bear Research Center

Claus Beiersdorfer, Head of BW TEAM, Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH


Kay Conrad, Project Manager – Fleet Management, Oldendorff Carriers

Ashok Srinivasan, Maritime Technology and Regulation Manager, BIMCO

Jurrien Baretta, Technical Sales Manager, Optimarin

Kristijan Tesar, SSQ&E Manager, SeaQuest Shipmanagement

Sebastian Ebbing, Technical Advisor Climate, Marine fuels, Innovation and Funding, Danelec Marine A/S (VDR)

William Burroughs, Senior Environmental Solutions Consultant, American Bureau of Shipping

ACI’s Ballast Water Management Conference will bring together senior executives from:

  • Ship-owner and ship-management companies
  • Technology providers
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions
  • Research centres and academia

ERMA FIRST designs and manufactures innovative Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) in compliance with the latest legislation. ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT holds USCG Type Approval, Final Approval by IMO and Type Approval by LR. The system is an advanced modular solution suitable for newbuilds as well as for retrofits. Nowadays, ERMA FIRST has a prestigious reference list comprised of ship-owners and shipyards worldwide.

ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT is developed to exceed all special installation requirements. Covering an extensive capacity range of 50-3740 m3/hr, the system is suitable for all types and sizes of vessels. The major components of the system are an automatic back-flushing filter and an electrolytic cell of outstanding performance under the most demanding conditions. Using an active substance produced by the method of electrolysis, the re-growth of microorganisms is eliminated.


Bawat BWMS – Pasteurization of ballast water by utilizing waste heat

Bawat is offering a simple, cost-efficient BWMS that provides owners with an effective solution to solve their ballast water treatment challenges.

The Bawat BWMS technology is based on pasteurization. By pasteurizing the ballast water is the vessel presented with unique operational flexibility where the crew does not have to take turbidity, salinity, or temperature of the ballast water into consideration when operating the system.

The waste heat from the main engine, thermal boilers, steam systems or auxiliary systems drives the pasteurization process lowering the OPEX for the BWMS significantly.

The Bawat BWMS is a filter-less one-pass system where the ballast water is compliant immediately after it has been treated once through the BWMS. The treated ballast water can be pumped directly overboard or into the ballast tanks after the treatment is completed.

The system consists of standard marine components (plate heat exchangers, a pump, valves different sensors) – that most marine engineers are familiar with and have the knowledge on how to service and maintain.

The Bawat BWMS – simple and efficient BWMS.


BOLL & KIRCH is a global operating manufacturer and specialist for tailor-made filtration solutions. We set standards in filtration of liquids and gases to protect the environment and machinery. Beside many landbased industrial operation our filtration technology is widely used for maritime application, such as lube oil and fuel oil treatment, exhaust gas cleaning, fresh water generation, LNG regasification and Ballast Water filtration. Our application-optimised automatic, duplex and simplex filters are a result of our own R & D and comply with international technical standards.



MEA-nl is an independent test facility for BWMS founded in 2012. It has become a reliable partner for BWMS manufacturers, ship managers, component suppliers and national administrations. Services include Type Approval and R&D testing, as well as commissioning verification and periodical VGP testing for vessels trading to the USA.

Large investments were made by the industry based on the aim of the BWM Convention. The Convention was finalised in 2004 without having equipment available for treatment and analyses. In this respect it was unique. Today, this has changed and by now, the discussion is about indicative analyses versus detailed analyses and best practices for sampling on board.  However, in our day to day business we experience that stakeholders still lack basic information

There is a growing need for uniform enforcement to maintain the level playing field for ship-owners and to not lose the aim of preventing the spread of invasive species from sight. At the same time the potential of a peak in installations and demand for commissioning is increasing. Such may overstretch both installation and testing capacities and thus create a bottleneck. Therefore, we would like to share our vision on commissioning, practicalities and what could be done to ease bottlenecks.


DHI Ballast Water & Laboratories

Accelerate your type approval – customer focused

DHI provides performance testing for type approval of ballast water management systems (BWMS) according to the IMO BWMS Code and the United States Coast Guard standard.

More than 20 manufacturers of BWMS have tested their systems at DHI, and several have returned for testing new models or alternative filters. DHI has completed more successful type approval tests than any other testing organisation – about half of the type approvals granted by the U.S. Coast Guard are based on performance testing by DHI.

DHI understands that time to market is of utmost importance for the manufacturers. DHI is highly efficient in all steps of the type approval test. We offer pilot testing to help setting the performance claim of the BWMS, we have the capacity for completing the type approval testing, and we deliver test reports with high quality according to agreed timelines.

DHI performs commissioning testing of BWMS directly after the installation in ports in Europe and Asia. COVID-19 currently imposes travel limitations, and we are working hard to find the best solutions for meeting the requests for testing.

Our team is truly international and includes several nationalities from Asia and Europe. We strive to deliver the best service to our customers – the diversity of the team helps us doing exactly that.


Maritec Pte Ltd (Maritec), a member of Centre Testing International Group, a leading Ballast Water Testing and Consultancy Company in Asia. Maritec provides commissioning test and VGP test of ballast water management systems (BWMS) according to the IMO BWMS Code and the USCG Requirement. We have 5 Ballast Water Laboratories in China, the country with the biggest newbuilding and retrofit market, and have partnering Laboratories in Singapore.

Maritec employs in-house surveyors to perform Commissioning and VGP test in China and Singapore. We are planning on expanding our capabilities in Europe, Middle East and United States and South America. Our technical team of Marine professionals from various disciplines will support clients comprising of ship owners, manufactures and shipyards for technical issues related to testing of Ballast Water and commissioning of Treatment Systems.

Maritec, your one-stop ballast water testing and solutions expert.


Blom Maritime is a part of the TECO Maritime Group, with focus on marine engineering and naval architecture. Our team consists of project managers, naval architects, piping engineers, structural engineers, surveyors and data analysts, as needed to support our multidisciplinary projects. We specialize in capturing and optimizing “as-is” data for improved engineering and project execution. In fact, Blom Maritime is the world leading supplier of 3D digital data capturing.

Linking high-resolution 3D scanned point clouds into the maritime CAD world of our customers and partners requires are suite of software products. In our daily work, we connect to software from AVEVA, ANSYS, AutoDesk, Bentley, Rhino,and Leica,

2. Applications combining 3D scanning, design & operation of ships

The high-resolution 3D scan results in a point cloud that can be integrated in CAD and VR (Virtual reality) software for a multitude of industry applications, as briefly outlined below.

2.1. Survey and 3D Laser scanning

  • Retrofit surveys
  • 3D laser scanning
  • Virtual representation
  • Cloud data with an accuracy of ±2 mm is achieved
  • No interruption to the assets’ operations, while scanning

2.2. 3D conceptual (re-)design

  • Conceptual design
  • Virtual merging existing systems with new design


The Norwegian Institute for Water Research’s (NIVA’s) Section for Ballast Water Treatment Technology consists of highly qualified staff with extensive expertise ensuring the highest quality results, professional integrity and confidentiality. We have over 15 years of experience with R&D and procedures for testing treatment technologies for ballast water and are world leaders in completed full scale land-based testing and shipboard testing.

NIVA have experience in running all required tests as proven by the PureBallast certification. We have Comprehensive Quality Management Plan (QMP) and Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) conforming to The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements. We work in close cooperation with certification agencies and regulators and have all the necessary facilities and equipment in order to conduct all required tests.

  • Small scale, pilot scale and laboratory testing for system evaluation and development, basic approval, applications and verification of performance prior to full-scale testing.
  • Full-scale land-based testing of treatment technologies in accordance with IMO guidelines (G8/G9).
  • Shipboard testing of treatment technologies in accordance with IMO guidelines and design by mutual agreement.

Laboratory facilities in Oslo and test facility at Solbergstrand include:

  • Large-scale growing capacity for added organisms (bacteria, algae and zooplankton), a harvesting system for naturally occurring algae and zooplankton
  • Access to accredited analytical services in chemistry and biology, and test systems for eco-toxicological tests
  • Comprehensive generic project plan (PP) and Quality Assurance plan (QAPP) conforming to IMO requirements
  • Freshwater, brackish and seawater available, by using groundwater, seawater intakes from different depths
  • Flexible system for pumping water in ballasting and deballasting operations during pilot and full-scale tests


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: +44 20 7981 9800

Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434

Email: [email protected]









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