Optimarin AS was founded in 1994 in Stavanger, Norway and was one of the first companies in the world to develop a system for environmentally friendly purification of ballast water.
The premise for the product development was not to use any chemicals and leave no residual products that are harmful to the ocean or the environment. In 2000, we were honoured by installing the world’s first ballast water treatment system on board the cruise ship Regal Princess.
After several years of testing, developing and patenting new technology, type approval was finally obtained for the Optimarin Ballast Water Treatment System in 2009, in accordance with Guideline 8 and the ‘International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004’. The Optimarin BWTS uses approved technology that significantly exceeds the strict requirements set out in the IMO Convention. In 2016, Optimarin was the first company to receive approval by the US Coast Guard under their significantly more strick requirements.
Nobody knows the future, but Optimarin intend to be a leading provider of Ballast Water Treatment Systems for the next 25 years as well.
“Optimarin – Cleaning The Marine Environment”