Welcome to the Ballast Water Centre

Ballast water experts who understand the marine environment to help you choose, operate and test your ballast water management system to meet the standards required and ensure compliance.

Call +44 (0)2380 707 686 to speak to one of the team.

Our Services

Water Treatment
The increase in the regulation of ballast water is leading to an increase in demand for effective ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and it is vital that these systems meet the regulatory requirements.
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Classification Societies
The Ballast Water Centre provides a range of services. Delivering impartial expertise in reviewing test reports and dossier submissions for type approval based on the latest G8 and G9 requirements.
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Port State Control
The regulations that Port State inspectors are required to enforce are significant and increasing. Regulations controlling ballast water and invasive species require expert knowledge to protect the environment, the economy and human health.
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Shipping Companies
To ensure efficient and effective operation of a ballast water treatment system you will need to have an understanding of your operating environment. With globally recognised scientific expertise, the Centre is your ideal partner.
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What we do

The Ballast Water Centre provides the marine scientific, professional and technical expertise required to confirm if your ballast water treatment system is able to meet the IMO and US regulations.

The Centre specialises in research, prototype testing, shipboard testing and environmental characterisation.

The Ballast Water Centre provides the knowledge and expertise to check compliance of ballast water treatment from new treatment systems and annual testing of installed systems.

“I would have no hesitation in turning to Ballast Water for expert assistance”