Your expert in water analyses and ballast water management.

Testing Ballast water systems on board prior to use to ensure correct operation

Testing ballast water, grey water, bilge water and/or scrubberwash water to meet U.S. legislation

Testing potable water resources to ensure save drinking water

Testing a ballast water treatment system before introduction to the market

Do you have any questions? We offer the right expertise to answer your questions regarding water treatment

Research & Development

Learn more about our ongoing projects and developments in the ballast water treatment sector

Completely renovated ‘MEA Innovator’ ready for new test season

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...

As BWC enters into force, focus will be on-board practice

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...

Meet our team of professionals

The power of MEA-nl lies in our team. We are passionate and dedicated professionals from both the scientific, NGO, corporate and technical sector. Our knowledge, expertise and skills are available to assist you with research and innovation. Let us introduce ourselves further…

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.