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Danish-Chinese agreement on ballast water

Danish-Chinese agreement on ballast water

02-10-2017 10:00:00

Danske Maritime has entered a cooperation agreement with the Shipbuilding Information Center of China (SICC) on solutions for ballast water treatment and shipbuilding. Denmark is the first country to have entered such an agreement in China.

"It is worth pointing out that the Chinese have chosen the Danish maritime industry as the first in this kind of agreement. It proves that our industry is well-known, now also in this new technology area," said Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danske Maritime, who was invited to China with international manager at Danske Maritime, Klaus Rostell.

"It is also the result of long-term and targeted efforts by the companies themselves and the Danish state, which signed a green ship agreement in February, which this new ballast water agreement is in line with," says Jenny N. Braat.

The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation in the further development of technologies and solutions for the treatment of ballast water, both in relation to newly built ships and in relation to the retrofit of the existing fleet. The cooperation agreement is expected to open up new opportunities for Danish maritime equipment manufacturers and ship design companies dealing with ballast water treatment solutions and technologies. Not least because SICC is run by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which represents the major northern shipyard group in China.

As a member company and manufacturer of a system for cleaning ballast water, Bawat welcomes the agreement.

"It is particularly positive that Danske Maritime is helping to pave the way for broader cooperation, thus improving access to a part of the market, which is difficult to access. We attended the Qingdao conference and obtained recognition from key organizations for the simplicity of Bawat's technology, including the use of surplus heat on board. We have thus taken the first steps towards a better relationship with these organizations, which we consider to be of great importance to the company," said Kim Diederichsen, CEO, Bawat A/S.

Source: Danske Maritime / Maritime Denmark

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