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Optimarin successfully completes USCG testing and looks to take ‘significant’ share of global BWT market

Green Ships, Water

Tore Andersen | Optimarin

6 July 2016, Norway: Ballast water treatment (BWT) system specialist Optimarin has successfully completed the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) environmental test and all land-based and shipboard testing for marine, brackish and fresh water.

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Time to change

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Hapag-Lloyd

In more and more regions of the world, ships have to change to low-sulfur fuel before being allowed to sail into Emission Control Areas. But how does one make this switch with a gigantic ship? The procedure is more complicated than you might expect.

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Optimarin wins 15 unit BWT order for Topaz vessels from VARD

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By: Tore Andersen | Optimarin

22 June 2016, Norway: Optimarin is continuing its strong 2016 performance with the announcement that the ballast water treatment (BWT) system specialist has picked up an order covering 15 vessels from VARD shipyards.

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California Drought

Obama’s Monetary Woes

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By: The Infocast Water Team

Last year was one of the hottest ever recorded in the United States. California, in particular, has been affected more severely than other regions due to the longstanding drought. Residents have been concerned over the availability of drinking water. Govt. officials have two approaches to ensuring reliable access to water.

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Floods and Droughts, Cautionary Tales

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By: The Infocast Water Team

The five-year drought has California residents hoping for rain and snow, thanking El Nino for the promised precipitation with hope that if every drop of rain and ounce of snow can be gathered and stored, the water can be used to relieve environmental stresses around California brought by the drought. 

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