(LUND, Sweden) — Alfa Laval was among the recipients of the third annual GREEN4SEA Awards, which recognize outstanding performance in fostering environmental excellence and sustainable shipping. At the awards ceremony on March 6, Alfa Laval PureBallast was announced the winner of the 2018 GREEN4SEA Technology Award.
Established in 2016, the GREEN4SEA Awards are presented each year in conjunction with the GREEN4SEA Conference. The conference gathers key decision makers from the shipping industry to outline sustainable strategies and environmental best practice with regard to ballast water management, air emissions, fuel options and energy efficiency.
The GREEN4SEA Technology Award specifically recognizes technological achievement, breakthrough or significant contribution to the maritime environment. PureBallast in 2006 became the world’s first commercially available ballast water treatment system. Today over 1,700 PureBallast systems have been sold, including 600 systems for retrofit projects.
PureBallast 3, the current generation of the technology, was among the first solutions to be type approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). In February of this year, it became the first solution to receive IMO type approval according to the revised MEPC.279(70) [2016 G8] requirements.
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 and Alfa Laval’s approach to ballast water treatment, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast.