Optimarin AS was founded in 1994 in Stavanger, Norway and is one of the first companies in the world to develop a system for environmentally friendly purification of ballast water. Optimarin chose to create a simple and flexible solution that does not use nor generate chemicals in its process. The system is purely based on filtration as pre-treatment and high doses of UV irradiation for inactivation of marine organisms. The Optimarin Ballast System installed on board the Princess Cruises “Regal Princess” in year 2000 was the first ballast water treatment system on board an operating vessel. Optimarin has since then sold more than 300 and installed over to 200 systems. Through 20 years of experience the Optimarin Ballast System has become one of the most sold systems for environmental treatment of ballast water.
Optimarin and Zeppelin Power Systems signed an agreement in September 2014, that Zeppelin will become the exclusive provider of planning, engineering and customization services for Optimarin's Ballast System (OBS) in Germany, Poland and the CIS countries without Ukraine.
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