David Stocks, President of 3GA Marine, comments: “The retro-fitting of ballast water treatment systems in existing vessels is challenging because of their size and required capacity to maintain ballast operations. It can also prove to be complex in integrating the system with existing systems and congested machinery room spaces. 3GA utilize 3D laser scanning and modelling technology to gain accurate representation of as-built structures and surrounding systems which significantly reduces refit project risk.”
3GA has entered into a partnering agreement with Alfa Laval, the world leading supplier of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and has qualified as a trusted engineering partner under their worldwide supplier network. Working together with Alfa Laval, 3GA provides the 3D scanning technology, system survey and modeling data, marine systems engineering, structural engineering and naval architectural services that are required to determine the feasibility of retrofitting a BWTS; detailed design for installation of the system that integrates with existing ship structure and piping and an oversight of the installation in a commissioning representative and site engineering role.
Dan McIntyre, 3GA’s principal marine engineer and scanning lead explains: “This collaboration of at ship naval architecture and marine engineering will allow for the integration of IMO and USCG approved Alfa Laval PureBallast systems to be managed in an efficient and accurate manner. It will minimize ship down time and reduce project risk while ensuring that vessel design records are accurate and that ballast management is efficient and compliant with regulations.”
Derek Gluschenko, Manager, BC Office of Alfa Laval Canada, Marine says: “We are pleased to have 3GA as a trusted partner in the provision of Alfa Laval ballast water treatment systems. Their experience in the maritime space will provide the vessel owner with enhanced confidence that their Alfa Laval PureBallast system will be installed without any concerns or conflicts with existing systems.”
3GA Marine Ltd is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company based in British Columbia Canada. They provide survey and inspection, design engineering and project implementation support to owners and operators of marine assets.
Alfa Laval is a global supplier of marine technologies (leader in purifier and separator equipment) to the marine sector. Alfa Laval PureBallast is one of the few systems that has gained IMO and USCG type approval.