COURSE TYPE: Online (Non VR)

For owners and operators looking to understand the critical aspects of selecting the most suitable ballast water management system for their fleet...

The suitability of a ballast water management system (BWMS) for a specific vessel is critical. 

With numerous technologies, manufacturers and individual systems on the market, and no “one size fits all” solution available, it is crucial that owners and operators analyse each option closely, to determine suitability. 

This course has been developed to provide a comprehensive training platform for shore based personnel looking to analyse BWMS options, and master the selection of the most suitable BWMS. 

Learning Outcomes:

In this unit, we will explore some of the key areas of BWMS suitability – touching on important considerations and comparison points that owners and operators are wise to consider. We will also list many aspects that could and should be analysed as part of any feasibility study into the suitability of a BWMS for a specific vessel.

  • How to determine the technical suitability of a ballast water treatment system

  • How to analyse the CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) and OPEX (Operational Expenditure) of a ballast water treatment system retrofit

  • How to consider the manufacturer's sustainability and corporate viability - will they still be around in 10 years time?

Course curriculum

Learn at your own pace

With our fantastic e-learning platform.

All of our courses are available across multiple devices and platforms - allowing students to learn at their own pace in their own time. For sea-going crew, this allows learning to take place prior to joining the vessel...
Learn at your own pace


  • Chris McMenemy

    Managing Director

    Chris McMenemy

    Chris McMenemy is Managing Director of Cleanship Solutions, part of Malin Group.Chris has been involved in ballast water management since 2009 and is considered an industry expert. Much of Chris's expertise is focused on the practical implementation of the IMO BWM Convention and USCG Final Rule requirements to existing vessels - including retrofitting.
  • Vasilis Potidis

    Technical Manager

    Vasilis Potidis

    Vasilis Potidis is Technical Manager of Cleanship Solutions retrofit specialist & engineering team.Vasilis is a fully qualified Naval Architect with experience in ship management prior to joining Cleanship Solutions in 2016. Vasilis has been involved in numerous ballast water management, exhaust gas scrubber and energy efficiency product retrofit projects across a vast range of vessel sizes and types.