When systems for cleaning of ballast water will become mandatory in a few years as the Ballast Water Convention will come into effect, it will become important to measure if the systems actually clean the ballast water sufficiently. And this is where Litehauz enters into the picture as the manufacturer is developing a measuring device capable of revealing the level of cleaning of ballast water.
Last week, Litehauz received funding of USD 600,000 from the Danish Business Innovation Fund to the development of the system which had already received USD 90,000 from the “Partnership on Ballast Water” programme under the Danish Ministry of Environment. Furthermore, the project is funded by the Danish Maritime Foundation. As every system for cleaning of ballast water will need a monitoring device, Litehauz calculates with a market of up to 60,000 ships in need of the instrument.