100 jobs and a turnover of USD 62.6 million. These are the goals of the Danish ballast water system manufacturer Bawat for the years to come. Bawat has received a funding of USD 500,000 from the Danish Business Innovation Fund. This funding and other means are supposed to kick-start Bawat sales and make the small Danish company able to compete with the international players, all eager to win the favour and budgets of the shipping companies concerning the mandatory installation of systems for the cleansing of ballast water which will come into effect in a few years time.
The system manufactured by Bawat is a so-called in-tank cleansing system cleaning the ballast water within the ballast water tank. The water will be cleansed through a pasteurisation and deoxidization process. As a result of the deoxidization process the ships’ ballast water tank will not become corroded. This is one of the parameters in which the Bawat system is competitive, Bawat Managing Director, Jan S. Hummer, tells ShippingWatch.