Spain-based Ibaizabal Tankers has bought two SeaCURE ballast water management systems (BWMS) from Evoqua Water Technologies.

With the purchase, Ibaizabal aims to comply with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) ballast water regulations, which will be effective from next year.

The company will deploy the newly bought BWMS aboard its two Suezmax vessels, Montestena and Montesperanza; construction of which will be completed by the end of this month.

"By acting now companies can ensure that they keep ahead of the regulations coming into force next year."

As part of their collaboration, Evoqua will also provide the full suite of its offerings, including design capability, equipment and maintenance services to Ibaizabal.

Evoqua ballast water manager Matt Granitto said: “With the regulations now poised to come into force on 8 September 2017, vessel owners and operators need to ensure that they have a system that will meet the demands of the convention.

“By working with Evoqua early, companies such as IBAIZABAL can ensure that they receive both a certified system and all the support services they require, including design, installation and after-care service, wherever they are located in the world.

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“By acting now companies can ensure that they keep ahead of the regulations coming into force next year.”

The company’s SeaCURE BWMS uses a combination of filtration as well as in-situ production of biocide from seawater via electrochlorination in order to offer an improved ballast water treatment solution.

Recently, SeaCURE BWMS has been redesigned to meet demand for a smaller solution that can be installed across various vessels.

Last month, Evoqua Water Technologies and Venteville finalised a deal to provide a ballast water management solution to the global shipping industry.