• 2017 June 30 18:15

    Chinese SunRui becomes first Asian manufacturer to win USCG type approval

    The Chinese manufacturer SunRui and classification society DNV GL celebrated last week, as Sunrui became the fourth manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to obtain type approval from the US Coast Guard (USCG), the society said in its press release.

    Its Balclor® system treats ballast water in three steps: filtration, seawater electro-chlorination for disinfection and neutralization. The company is the first Asian manufacturer to be awarded the USCG type approval certificate for BWTS. As one of five independent laboratories accredited by USCG, DNV GL worked with Sunrui on the testing of its BWTS.

    "We would like to thank DNV GL for its continuous support and assistance. Obtaining the type approval has been a long and rigorous process and we appreciate DNV GL’s professionalism and precision during this project," said Mr. Fu Hongtian, General Manager of SunRui. "After winning the IMO type approval issued by DNV GL and the USCG type approval, we will continue to invest in developing equipment for preventing marine and air pollution, with DNV GL as our classification partner. At the beginning of this year, we already applied for the type approval of a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR) to remove nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx), and we will invite DNV GL to witness emission tests soon. Meanwhile, we are also working on a scrubber to clean sulphur oxide emissions (SOx) from ship emissions and we will apply for DNV GL approval for this project in the near future.”

    “We would like to congratulate SunRui on this great achievement. We are very pleased that the company chose us as a partner in applying for the IMO and US Coast guard type approval,” says Vincent Li Ping Kwong, Business Development Manager Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime. “The process has taken around three years and during this time, we were very impressed with SunRui’s commitment to making sure that their ballast water treatment system complied with the highest safety and quality standards. This was a great collaboration and we look forward to continuing this productive relationship with SunRui,” he adds.

    “DNV GL and its associated sub-laboratories DHI Denmark, NIVA (Norway), Golden Bear Facility (USA) and DHI Singapore have been deep into the details of USCG testing for three years and have gained a great deal of experience in what is practical and possible to achieve in complying with the regulation,” says Martin Olofsson, Senior Principal Engineer, Environmental Protection at DNV GL – Maritime. There are now five “Independent Laboratory” accreditations for BWTS. Of 45 BWTS manufacturers who have signed a letter of intent for having their systems approved by the USCG, DNV GL is currently handling 25, making it the largest independent provider of laboratory services.

    Including SunRui, only four manufacturers have been awarded a USCG type approval certificate, and all of these were submitted by DNV GL. Ballast water treatment systems must pass through an extremely stringent testing regime in order to obtain USCG type approval, including function tests, environmental tests, and land-based and shipboard testing. Manufacturers must make a significant commitment to achieving approval, as the whole process can take more than two years to complete.

    Electrolytic treatment systems have a market share of around 35 per cent, the second most commonly used system. Many of these systems also use a filter as a pretreatment. By passing an electric current through a small side-stream of seawater, they use the salt and the water molecules in a chemical reaction to generate sodium hypochlorite, a disinfectant, which is then reinjected into the ballast water to kill all organisms. Electrolytic treatment systems are well suited for use in larger vessels, such as tankers and bulk carriers, which have large ballast water volumes and high flow rates in the range of up to 8,000 cbm/h.

    SunRui Marine Environment Engineering Company Ltd (hereinafter referred to as SunRui) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSIC). SunRui is a high-tech integrated engineering company built up in 2003, engaged in research, design, manufacture, engineering, test and project contracting of marine environment corrosion control and water treatment.
     SunRui is becoming the leader of the field of marine environment engineering, makes contributions to blue economy, marine environmental protection and marine power strategy, with driving force of science and technology innovation, providing customers with comprehensive solutions, insisting on internationalization strategy, leading rapid development of industry and centered around resource saving and environmental protection.

     Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

2018 March 19

18:06 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
18:00 NIBULON awarded first advanced training certificates of state standard to shipbuilders
17:39 Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port handled 618,500 tonnes of fish in 2M’18, up 19.8% Y-o-Y
17:22 Gross revenue of Sovcomflot in 2017 grew by 3.4% to $1.43 billion
16:58 VSC terminal launches train services to Ramenskoye Station
16:41 Wagenborg carries out inspections in Russian Far East
16:30 ClassNK releases Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure
16:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority: solid financial results in 2017 create new scope for ambitious investment programme
15:49 Maersk Line relaunches Asia-Europe Network to increase schedule reliability
15:43 Port of Rotterdam could increase its market share in certain regions in South-West Germany by up to 23%
15:17 North Rhine-Westphalia and Port of Rotterdam make start on port agreement
14:54 Exercise on maritime security held in Nigeria on 14-16 March
14:29 Rosneft posts growth of its net income in 2017, by 40.7% to USD 3.8 billion
13:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 11,944 in RF spot market
13:32 Workshop on how to design and conduct drills and maritime security exercises held in Jamaica
13:10 DP World and NIIF joint venture Hindustan Infralog to acquire 90% of Continental Warehousing Corporation in India
12:48 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 18-19
12:21 Wärtsilä acquires Transas to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision
12:05 ULSTEIN holds steel cutting for SunStone's X-BOW expedition cruise vessel
11:49 Aker Arctic and ICEYE to provide satellite ice information
11:30 13th Arctic Passion Seminar held in Helsinki
11:08 Bibby Offshore announces merger with Rever Offshore
10:45 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 2.2% to 3.22 million TEUs in Jan-Feb’18
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.48% to $65.89, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.46% to $62.12
10:08 MSC launches new freight rail service between Seville, Spain, and the Atlantic
09:42 Singapore will host 17th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management Summit on 29-30 August 2018
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,143 points
09:08 Ulstein celebrates keel laying of Lindblad’s first polar new build
08:04 DP World acquires fully integrated logistics services provider in Peru

2018 March 17

06:48 Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

2018 March 16

18:06 Rijkswaterstaat awards Afsluitdijk project to Levvel consortium
17:36 HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai handles new record ship
17:05 ICS publishes latest Flag State Performance Table
16:51 Vladimir Putin inspected the completed new road section of the Crimean Bridge
16:35 Wison successfully delivers the global largest single cracking furnace module
16:20 GTT announces the end of the test phase of its new LNG brick® technology
16:05 Fincantieri starts building of ultra-luxury cruise ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
15:30 Caterpillar Marine announces first European IMO Tier III tugboat
15:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 67% to 4.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
14:39 Port of Hamburg proves effectiveness in handling mega-carriers
14:05 Training for port facility security staff arranged in the Dominican Republic
13:42 Multipurpose Reloading Complex takes lead in the industry
13:20 Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works delivers two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats to Pakistan Customs
13:17 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
12:51 52 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 15-16
12:28 Seaports of Russia’s Azov Sea Basin handled 16.77 million tonnes of cargo in winter 2017-2018, up 63.8% Y-o-Y
12:04 Latin America maritime cooperation centre launched
11:40 Vympel Shipyard laid down second armament support ship of Project 20360М for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:15 Vostochny Port JSC develops railway infrastructure under its Phase 3 project (photo)
10:52 IMO joined leading oil spill experts to discuss future issues concerning oil spill preparedness, response and restoration
10:27 Brent Crude futures price down 0.11% to $65.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $61.16
10:09 Panama Canal signs agreement with Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of Mato Grosso
09:48 IMO is looking at safety aspects of on shore power supply to ships
09:34 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:03 Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

2018 March 15

18:25 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:11 ICS releases latest Flag State Performance Table (with new criteria included)
18:05 Fincantieri will cooperate with Barzan Holdings
17:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2M’18 up 16% Y-o-Y to 2.32 million tonnes