Helping NORDEN identify the right ballast water treatment system

"As a globally operating shipowner, NORDEN is increasingly facing complex legislation that impacts on our business. Ballast Water Treatment Systems are one such example and the competence of Lloyd’s Register has greatly assisted our decision making."

– Lars Lundegaard, Senior Vice President NORDEN 


Our challenge

Danish ship operator, NORDEN, asked us to evaluate the suitability of a number of ballast water treatment systems that they had pre-selected for their fleet of new build bulk carriers and product tankers.

Why us?

This was a key investment for NORDEN and they wanted assurance that any system they invested in would present the least risk – not just in terms of compliance, but also in terms of cost and future suitability.

Our solution

With our knowledge of the regulations and our expertise in treatment technologies, we understood the challenges NORDEN faced, and the key differences between the systems being considered. We collated detailed data from each system manufacturer and then generated a ranking for each system against key criteria – helping NORDEN make the decision that was right for them. 

The outcome

The system ranking enabled the company to make an informed decision, and they went on to select their preferred treatment system – they are now ready and prepared for entry into force.