16/09/2016 Back to list

Ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

Statement from Lawrence Quinn, De Nora Water Technologies CEO


“For De Nora, today marks the culmination of the plans that we have been putting in place since 2004 and the investment that we have been making over that time. It also marks the start of a new era for us and for ship owners, operators and crews.

Proactive shipowners have also been planning for this day and we know they will have shortlists of preferred suppliers. We expect that they will be immediately reviewing their plans and shortlists, and getting in contact with their potential suppliers to set those plans in motion. Owners with dry docking dates within the next year who have their IOPP survey dates soon after ratification will need to make decisions quickly.

We do expect a period of calm and contemplation once the reality of the ratification has sunk in. Owners and operators will either be reviewing plans put in place over many years, or starting in earnest on researching and preparing their compliance strategy”.

About De Nora
De Nora is an Italian multinational leader in sustainable technologies, that offers energy saving products and water treatment solutions. Globally De Nora is the pre-eminent provider of electrodes for electrochemical processes (for clients in the Chlorine & Caustic, Electronics & Surface Finishing, Pool Electrochlorination and Specialties sectors) and is among the leaders in technologies and processes for the filtration and disinfection of water (for clients in the industrial, municipal water and wastewater, power and energy, and marine sectors). The Company has grown organically by continuous innovation and externally through major acquisitions in the USA, United Kingdom Japan, and Italy. It serves clients in 119 countries and has a physical presence in 11 countries worldwide with 23 offices, 13 manufacturing facilities, and three research & development centers in Italy, the USA and Japan. The Group intellectual property portfolio currently contains 344 patent families with more than 2,000 territorial extensions.


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