18th of March 2015, U.S Coast Guard approved The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to perform land-based and shipboard testing of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) on behalf of DNV-GL.
With this recognition, NIVA can now independently evaluate the performance of ballast water management systems (BWMS) for type approval, in compliance with International Maritime Organization (IMO) and USCG standards.
NIVA is the third non-american facility that offers USCG testing services, and only the second in Europe.
The recent approval of NIVA to perform land-based and shipboard testing of Ballast Water Management Systems on DNV-GLs behalf adds to the formidable testing experiences gained since the start in 2005, and the great R&D effort of NIVA’s Test Facility for sampling, analysis methods and other required testing procedures.
NIVA has already started official USCG testing of Optimarin BWMS in fresh, brackish and seawater.
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