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WE NEED YOUR VOTE before 16 February!         We are delighted to announce that Chelsea Technologies Group has been shortlisted in the Green4Sea Awards – Technology category, for our on board FastBallast Compliance Monitor.  Ballast water testing standards vary across the industry, and it’s great to see FastBallast being recognised as leading the way in setting the gold standard for effective enforcement of the Ballast Water Convention, helping to dramatically reduce the impact of invasive species worldwide. FastBallast ensures shipowners and operators have complete confidence that their ballast water treatment system achieves compliance.

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If you’d like to receive any further information about the work that Chelsea Technologies Group is doing to drive the highest standards in ballast water testing, please feel free to get in touch.  Thank you for your support.

Dr Brian Phillips talks to Passenger Ship Magazine about the "BWMS manufacturers battle challenges"

"BWMS manufacturers battle challenges", Article featured in "Passenger Ship Technology" magazine, Jan 2018
CTG's Managing Director, Dr Brian Phillips outlined that sovereign states and their port authorities are taking clear steps towards ensuring compliance with International Maritime Organization regulations for ballast water. Although IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee decided last July to delay installation dates for ballast water management systems by another two years, compliance with the convention’s D-1 standard – achieved by carrying out ballast water exchange – was not affected. Because of this Brian warned “The floodgates are opening. Regardless of IMO’s delay, concerned parties, including port authorities, around the world are stating that it is a good thing to get on and test ballast water for compliance.”

Dr Toby Boatman (Senior Scientist at CTG) ran a week-long FastBallast Compliance Monitoring System  training workshop for GSA Ballast Water Technicians at the GAC Saudi Arabia, Ras Tanura operational office.

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG) and Global Strategic Alliance Saudi Arabia (GSA), Chelsea’s exclusive agent and distributor agent in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), have provided in-depth training to Saudi Aramco inspectors to ensure ships visiting Saudi ports are compliant with ballast water discharge regulations. Since 16 August 2017 all ships calling at Saudi ports and terminals have been required to provide ballast water samples, in order to demonstrate compliance with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. CTG’s FastBallast  portable ballast water analyser was chosen by Saudi Aramco to be deployed as a benchmark testing device to conduct spot checks on indicative sampling undertaken by third-party sampling companies. 

Chelsea Technologies Group’s (CTG) Maritime Manager, Stephanie Lavelle will be demonstrating and presenting on the CTG FastBallast Compliancy Monitor at the BWMTech Conference to be held on 12-14 December at the Hilton, Tower Bridge.

Chelsea Technologies Group’s (CTG) Maritime Manager, Stephanie Lavelle will be presenting ‘Onboard Compliance Monitoring in Action’  at the BWMTech Conference to be held on 12-13 December at the Hilton, Tower Bridge.   She’ll describe how CTG’s FastBallast system has been used to initiate the first large scale onboard sampling & analysis initiative in the Arabian Gulf, to test ships’ ballast water from around the world. Stephanie will also demonstrate the system on Wed 13th Dec.

The FastBallast Portable Ballast Water Compliance Monitor is capable of determining the phytoplankton cell density of ballast water at the IMO D2 & USCG Discharge Standards (10 to 50 um range). The Compliance Monitor is available as a portable dual function discrete and flow-through analysis system, solely as a portable discrete sampling system or as a fully integrated system for continual flow-through analysis.  



Article in International "Tug and OSV Magazine" Nov/Dec 17, by Dr Brian Phillips, Managing Director, CTG
The extension of the deadline for retrofitting ballast water treatment systems may have given ship owners a breathing space, but failing to follow the principles of the Ballast Water Management Convention could have a negative impact on operation and profitability, according to Dr Brian Phillips, Managing Director of the UK’s Chelsea Technologies Group.

Saudi Aramco and the US Coast Guard have set high environmental standards and are driving change ahead of regulations, and it is clear that ballast water monitoring & the issue of compliance is here to stay. 

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