Bureau Veritas support clients to compliance the BWM

10/03/17

With invasive aquatic species carried by ships presenting a major threat to marine ecosystems, the IMO has introduced a new regulation: the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water & Sediments (BWM).


Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention enters into force on September 8, 2017. It is applies to all ships designed or constructed to carry ballast water, including submersibles, floating craft, floating platforms, FSUs and FPSOs. Ships of 400 GT and above are subject to surveys and must be issued with an International Ballast Water Management Certificate. They must also carry on board an approved Ballast Water Management Plan (BWMP) and record book.



Bureau Veritas is on hand to support clients in the countdown to BWM by preparing or approving technical documents such as the BWMP, surveying ships and issuing BWM certificates. Bureau Veritas also supporting owners with advice and training. To obtain their BWM Certification in time, BV advises that the process needs to be started now.


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Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 66,000 employees in around 1,400 offices and laboratories located all across the globe.


Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.


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