September 16 2016

News

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”.

Form more information:
Kate O’Connor
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