Vessels sailing on the United States of America have to comply with the regulations for the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). This will be replaced by the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) in the near future. MEA-nl can conduct analyses on your ballast water, grey water, bilge water and scrubber wash water in the Le Havre – Hamburg range.
Prior to use on board, all ballast water management systems (BWMS) have to be commissioned on behalf of the flag administration. Often this task is performed by the classification society. For most classification societies, we can take the samples and conduct the analyses as required in the range Le Havre – Hamburg.
Water treatment installations often start with a bright idea. The silver bullet for all types of water is still not there. In our workshop and lab, we can conduct in mutual consultation bench-scale tests on components and complete installations, including filtration techniques. This enables you to convince yourself that every step has the desired effect. Finally, full-scale tests can be conducted on board our Floating Test Facility.
Legislation and guidelines change quite often. In our field of expertise (ballast water), we follow closely developments. Having a team of technical specialists, (marine) biologists and others, we may help you to find solutions for your challenges.