Participating Companies/Sponsors

Bureau VeritasBV Logo

Bureau Veritas, Move forwards with confidence

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in classification, certification, laboratory testing and inspection services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its 400,000clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

In the maritime field, its missions consist of:

• Classification of ships and offshore units

• Certification and issuance of statutory certificates on behalf of more 150 Government and Flag authorities;

• Technical assistance, advisory services and consulting

• Training services  in the marine technical and regulatory field.

Bureau Veritas has a consistent network of 2,300 highly qualified marine surveyors, specialised in the implementation of safety, security, protection of environment rules and standards, operating in 180 survey stations located in 90 countries.

Bureau Veritas develops R&D programmes with a high level of expertise in hydro-structure (hydrodynamic simulations and virtual tank tests), risk management (simulation, risk-based rules, alternative designs) and digital transformation (monitoring, embedded SW, big data).


DESMI Ocean Guard develops and sells ballast water treatment systems for the removal of living organisms from ships' ballast water. The company has developed the IMO type approved ballast water treatment system RayCleanTM, which is based on filtration and UV. The RayClean system has been selected by customers all over the world, including MAERSK, COSCO, Irving Shipbuilding, Wisby Tankers, Nordana and others.

The mission of DESMI Ocean Guard is to:

Develop, manufacture and sell IMO and USCG certified BWTS that reliably meet the IMO and USCG discharge standards, with the lowest total cost of ownership. Provide efficient worldwide support through the global DESMI organization and our partners - all the way from engineering and planning of installation of systems, to commissioning and service of systems in operation.

DESMI A/S, who fully owns DESMI Ocean Guard, celebrated the company's 180th anniversary in 2014 and is one of the oldest companies in Denmark. The mission of DESMI A/S is to develop, manufacture, sell and service pumps and pumping systems, environmental equipment and special products related to these areas.

DESMI A/S operates globally in sale and sourcing of components. Sales are done both directly and through wholly or partly owned companies, agents, and distributors.


DNV GLDNV GL participating

Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with 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.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864, DNV GL's reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.



Ecochlor holds a unique position in the shipping industry as the only company utilizing chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology for ballast water because it is patented by Ecochlor. The ballast water treatment system (BWTS) uses a two-step process to treat ballast water – filtration followed by disinfection with the well-known biocide, chlorine dioxide. The system’s effectiveness is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, and vibration, which can impact other treatment options. Furthermore, the small size, low power, and low maintenance characteristics of the Ecochlor system make it ideally suited for installation on the world’s largest ships.

In May, Ecochlor® BWTS hopes to completed testing for USCG Type Approval. After review by the independent lab (IL), a Letter of Recommendation will be sent to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Ecochlor team will prepare and submit a USCG Type Approval application. For more information go to


ERMA FIRST SAerma first logo

ERMA FIRST S.A. designs and manufactures advanced Ballast Water Treatment Systems based on the treatment method of filtration and electrolysis, with important key benefits for ship-owners and shipyards, in compliance with the latest legislation.

The advanced ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment Systems hold Type Approval by IMO, Class Type Approval by LLOYDS Register and AMS Approval letter by US Coast Guard.

This year, ERMA FIRST makes the next step in ballast water treatment technology introducing the ERMA FIRST FIT which is the next generation BWTS suitable for all pump capacities and all available spaces with multiple configurations in designing.

The company has received many honorary distinctions and awards for its technological achievements and innovation.

ERMA FIRST has taken squarely a place in the top of worldwide competition, signing numerous installations in the biggest shipyards of Asia and Europe.

ERMA FIRST has undertaken to incorporate internationally recognized ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 quality management standards into our work processes.


Headway TechnologyHEADWAY Logo

Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd is a high-technology company, dedicated in technological innovation, specialized in professional R&D, production and sales of high-tech marine equipment and providing worldwide professional after-sales service.

Headquartered in Qingdao Hi-tech Park, China, with vision of being “Professional Manufacturer and Service Provider of High-tech Marine Equipment”, Headway has set up an independent R&D center and production base, also established one subsidiary company in Shanghai, and branch offices in all main Chinese ports. Headway established more than 120 service stations in 56 countries around the world. 

Headway offers a wide product range, which includes navigation system (VDR/SVDR, ECDIS, BNWAS), Automation products (Water Ingress Alarm System, Dewatering System), Environment protection products (OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System, LED, SOX, NOX, Sewage Water Treatment System). Headway will continue to uphold the scientific and technological innovation spirit in order to launch a range of new products, including radar, GPS, speed log, depth sounder, compass and etc.

Headway, Heading the way!


JFE EngineeringJFE

JFE Engineering has its roots in steelmaking and shipbuilding business field and has more than 100 years’ history. Both technologies have been applied to various engineering products such as steel structures, renewable energy systems, waste treatment plants, and industrial systems. By blending and evolving these various technologies, each field was further developed and refined over the years. JFE Engineering always seeks to develop environmentally-oriented products, and contributes building the world by providing an innovative technology. Among the various business fields, JFE BallastAce® was created by combining the JFE Group’s extensive range of expertise in the areas of water treatment, mechanical systems and shipbuilding.


Marine Plus S.A.Marine Plus Logo HD

Marine Plus S.A. was established in 1988 as a provider of high quality technical services to the Greek shipping industry.

The company's main activities include shipyard representation WORLDWIDE for shiprepair and conversion, brokerage of newbuilding projects in China,supply of marine spare parts, marine equipment representation, de-slopping/de-mugging of tankers, pre-sale inspection, ISM/ISPS external audits etc. With close to 30 years of experience in China, Marine Plus can effectively provide almost any technical support required by vessels trading in the Far East,ranging from drydockings, conversions, newbuilding contracting/supervision, minor voyage or port repairs, supply of spares, supplies and provisionsinspections and more.

The company has two branch offices, Singapore and Istanbul, providing the same quality services to the local markets as well as supporting the technical needs of Greek vessels calling there.

Since 2015 Marine Plus SA represents, exclusively in Greece, CSIC SunRui BalClor Ballast Water Management System.


NK Co, LtdNK Logo

NK is a leading company in the maritime industry for ballast water treatment, fire fighting, tank and offshore structure.

We have more than 30 years of experience in this industry, providing the world best quality products and dedicated service to meet our customers' satisfaction.

NK will keep all effort to make our customer satisfied continually.


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Established in 2003, OceanSaver is one of the frontrunners in USCG type approval process.
Land-based tests were concluded in Q4, 2015 at DHI Denmark.

Multiple Ship-board tests are successfully passed by Q1, 2016 on a BC with BWTS capacity 2x2000m3/hr. Based on the progress, OceanSaver aim to obtain USCG type approval within Q3 2016.

Headquartered in Norway and local offices in Busan and Shanghai, OceanSaver is a leading global provider of class-approved, high capacity and technologically advanced ballast water treatment system. Our BWTS delivers high-performance filtration, flexible system installation, and is a reliable and streamlined solution for retrofit and newbuilding projects.

OceanSaver understands retrofit. We have unparalleled experience and competence in design, engineering and project execution of retrofit projects.

In addition to BWTS, site supervision, commissioning and training, OceanSaver can also provide design & engineering incl. 3D scanning survey and class approval, riding crew through third-party as well as procure interface equipment and assist in financing through Export Credit Norway for up to 85% of total contract value at attractive interest rates.

OceanSaver has delivered major Retrofit and Newbuilding contracts in its core shipping segments, medium to large-sized tankers with P/R & submerged ballast pumps, bulkers and LNG/LPG carriers.

RINArina services new

RINA is a multinational group fully capable of supporting its clients in the development and management of the various phases of their activities, sharing its innovation potential, competency, integrity and experience for the success of new initiatives.

To guarantee the most advanced level of technical competency and speed of intervention, the RINA group operates through a network of companies dedicated to different sectors.

In particular, RINA Hellas Ltd, the society established in Piraeus by RINA group, offers classification services to all kinds of ships, specialised yachting services, training and ISO certification, and cooperates with the most reputable shipping companies in Greece & Cyprus.

SunRui Marine Environment Engineering Co, LtdSUNRUI LOGO

SunRui Marine Environment Engineering Company is a wholly owned subsidiary company of China Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (CSIC). SunRui is an integrated engineering company developed from a research institute built up in 1961, engaged in research, design, manufacture, engineering and project contracting of corrosion control, seawater desalination, electro-chlorination and exhaust gas treatment technologies as well as products. SunRui has her headquarter located in Qingdao, a branch company in Shanghai and oversea offices in Tokyo, Singapore and Hamburg.

SunRui has more than 30 years’ research and practical experience on seawater electro-chlorination technology and has successfully undertaken sodium hypochlorite generation projects for 12 nuclear power stations and more than 100 power plants, chemical plants and marine platforms. SunRui’s BalClor Ballast Water Management System is developed on the basis of land-based electro-chlorination technology. Principle of this system is to electrolyze seawater directly to produce high concentrated sodium hypochlorite solution. BalClor has been approved by almost all important classification societies and achieved USCG. AMS certificate. For USCG final approval SunRui has successfully accomplished all land-based tests and 3 times of onboard tests already and plans to submit application of final approval in mid of 2016.SunRui is represented in Greece exclusively by Marine Plus SA.

Trojan MarinexTrojan Marinex

Trojan Marinex is focused solely on the marine industry and providing ballast water treatment (BWT). Having direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing (we are part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses), has enabled us to create a suite of BWT systems unlike any other. Trojan Marinex BWT systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit. Our product suite includes a full range of systems that are able to treat any flow rate throughout all water qualities.