MEA-nl is your independent water treatment test centre. We are one of the key-players in the field of ballast water treatment. Our staff started those activities already in 2004 and since then, we improved and expanded our activities.
Floating Test Facility
Our main test facility is located on an inland barge. Tests can also be conducted in the workshop ashore. The barge gives us maximum flexibility to make use of ambient marine, brackish or fresh water for testing purposes in large volumes of water. All within one hour of sailing from the home port. With the dazzling variety in natural biodiversity, we can offer ideal challenge conditions.
To conduct analyses, MEA-nl has it's own lab in the port of Den Oever, where we conducthydro- and micro-biological analyses. For shipboard tests we will take our equipment to the vessels to do analyses on the spot. Sampling and analyses include organic and inorganic compounds, chemistry of the water composition, easy chemicals and micro-biological analyses.
On May 25th, MEA-nl has been accredited according the ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory standard. We are very proud of this achievement, which can be considered as another milestone in our history. The standard enables MEA-nl to deepen its activities in the maritime ballast...read more
MEA-nl’s test activities for ballast water Type Approval (TA) testing usually takes place from April to November. This is because of the natural variation of conditions in the three waters that MEA has in its nigh environment: the salty (or saline) North Sea, the...read more
Decades ago when the first discussions started globally, the Ballast Water Convention (BWC) entered into force on 8th September 2017. The issue was initially discussed within the World Health Organization. Following the news that the Cholera Bacteria was introduced in...read more