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Ballast Water Treatment: Optimarin and Zeppelin Power Systems sign exclusive partnership agreement


As from now, the segment marine applications from Zeppelin Power Systems enlarged its portfolio by the new business field „Ballast Water Treatment (BWT)”. Being the new partner for the proven and established manufacturing Norwegian company Optimarin, Zeppelin Power Systems is distributing individual system components, mounted skids up to turn-key solutions.

As system supplier Zeppelin Power Systems delivers the complete planning, design, engineering and after-sales service worldwide. All engineering work will be provided at the facilities in Achim, Germany. 
The sales territories include Germany, Poland and the CIS countries (not including Ukraine). 

Responsible for the new product segment and operating from Achim is Holger Elies, Sales & Product Manager BWTS. 

 “We’ll be delivering everything from individual system components, right through to complete turnkey solutions and comprehensive after sales service,” comments Zeppelin Power Systems CEO Volker Poßögel. “We believe the industry proven Optimarin system is the best solution in the marketplace, and this agreement will ensure our customers get the engineering expertise, supply chain and service they require for complete operational and regulatory peace of mind.” 


Demand for BWT solutions is surging ahead of the anticipated ratification of the IMO’s BWM (Ballast Water Management) Convention, which industry observers now believe is imminent. This will see a rush to install market proven systems, with only around 3,000 units ordered so far from the 100,000 strong SOLAS fleet.
“We have an established industry position and a track record of exceptional operational results from our system,” explains Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen. “The German and Eastern European markets are growing and, by joining with a partner of Zeppelin’s calibre, we have the perfect platform to help customers get the solution they need, while sidestepping the supply and installation bottlenecks that may impact upon others within the industry.” 

Andersen adds that the OBS is now installed in 180 vessels worldwide, with more than 120 systems on the orderbook. The environmentally friendly technology, which utilises filtration and high doses of UV irradiation to inactivate marine organisms, is modular in design and easy to retrofit. In addition, it is IMO and USCG approved (AMS), with certification through DNV GL, BV, RMRS and CCS.

The portfolio enlargement was announced in a joint press conference on September 08th during 
the SMM, Germany’s most important marine exhibition. 

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