On March 21, 2016, Evonik has submitted a letter of intent (LOI) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to officially announce their intention to apply for US Coast Guard Type Approval of the AVITALIS™ Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS).
According to the LOI, Evonik has selected DNV GL as the independent laboratory (IL) to oversee and supervise the test program in accordance to the requirements in USCG CFR § 162.060.
Land-based and shipboard testing are planned for 2016 so that the submission of the full application package to apply for US Coast Guard Type Approval is planned to be submitted by the first half of 2017.
At the same time, shipboard testing for the IMO Type Approval has started on the feeder container vessel MV Helmut of the Reederei Jens & Waller. HYTECON GmbH has been contracted for shipboard testing of the system. IMO Type Approval by the German authority BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency) of the AVITALISTM BWTS is anticipated for the first half of 2017.
The AVITALISTM BWTS will be manufactured and marketed exclusively by Evonik’s partner TeamTec AS, Norway. Evonik will focus on the production and supply of PERACLEAN® Ocean, the disinfectant utilized with the AVITALISTM BWTS.
The Resource Efficiency segment is led by Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH and brings together Evonik’s activities in specialty chemicals for industrial applications. The Resource Efficiency segment supplies high performance materials for environmentally friendly as well as energy-efficient systems to the automotive, paints & coatings, adhesives, construction, and many other industries. This segment employed about 7,800 employees, and generated sales of around €4 billion in 2014.
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2014 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €12.9 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €1.9 billion.
TeamTec AS is one of the world leaders in manufacturing and sales of marine waste incinerating systems and stripping ejectors to the shipbuilding industry. TeamTec has presence in all major shipbuilding markets and has established a global sales and service organization. The company is a member of IMS Group a
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