UniBallast is an independent consultancy and engineering company. UniBallast advices on ballast water treatment systems for seagoing vessels, but can also provide you with information on an innovative alternative for your vessels – the Universal Ballast Water Port Connector (UBPC). Far more affordable than conventional systems, the UBPC is easy to install and simple to use.
UniBallast cares about your ship(s) and the waters they sail, therefore we also look into other innovative solutions to make your ship(s) ready to meet upcoming environmental demands and sustain the quality of the oceans.
Wherever you are in the world, UniBallast can manage your ballast water treatment systems and upcoming environmental issues. Our home port may be Rotterdam, but our reach is global.
UniBallast will help you find the right options for an individual vessel or for your whole fleet. A full quotation will set out all the costs right through the lifetime of your system, including operation and maintenance.
UniBallast provides complete retrofits including 3D scanning, basic and detailed engineering and Class approval. We can supervise on-board installation while in dock or carry out complete retrofit while alongside or in transit.
Or we can offer our innovative IACS-type approved Universal Ballast Water Port Connector (UBPC) as an affordable alternative for easy discharge of your ballast water to any treatment facility according to the latest USCG/IMO standards. For example a Mobile Ballast Water Treatment Container; a portable container with a built in ballast water treatment system to be placed alongside a vessel on a barge or quay, or directly on deck. Containers are standardized or custom made, compact, lightweight and with low power consumption.
UniBallast also offers services to have your vessel’s ballast water management plan ready and approved within a few days. Including stability calculations when the sequential method is chosen as ballast water exchange method.
Installing a complete ballast water treatment system on vessels isn’t always economical. That’s why our engineers developed the Universal Ballast Water Port Connector (UBPC). This innovation in ballast water treatment means you can transfer your ballast water to a mobile facility for treatment practically anywhere in the world.
With the UBPC, you can comply fully with the Ballast Water Management Convention – without the expense of fitting an on-board treatment system.
UBPC Installation Diagram
At the existing overboard discharge outlet...
... Modify side shell and discharge pipe ...
... Install UBPC and connect discharge pipe...
... Attach hose and you are good to go!
Whatever your ballast pump capacity, UBPC has a flow rate to match.
You can have the entire UBPC system, including mobile container facilities worldwide, for a fraction of the cost of installing or retrofitting a ballast water treatment system on board.
Your ships become compatible with any simple hose discharge system
Your initial investment for ballast water management is greatly lowered
Your discharge capacity remains unaffected
Your responsibility for ballast water management ends after deballasting
FAQs - WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Check back regularly for updates on the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention. If you can’t find answers to your questions on our FAQ page, feel free to contact us by phone (+31 (0)10 244 0714) or email.
The Ballast Water Treatment Finder App is a free service from UniBallast for anyone looking for the most suitable ballast water treatment system for their vessel(s). This free web application contains all systems on the market in various configurations. Via a set of criteria like flow capacity, working principle, type approvals, etc. the app will filter the treatment systems that match these criteria. An easy way to make a first selection of possible suitable systems on the market. The app is available on this site by clicking the blue water drop in the middle at the top of this page or clicking here.
Want to be ready now the Ballast Water Treatment Convention is ratified? Need some advice on your ballast water treatment system? We’d love to hear from you.