PureBallast 3 solutions for offshore wind

Wind is plentiful offshore, but so are the challenges of turning it into power. Access is difficult, space is limited and conditions are harsh, which makes ballast water management an added headache for installation and service vessels. We offer simple and cost-effective ballast water compliance, built on flexible Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 technology and the experience surrounding it.

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Ballast water management – for all offshore vessels

When you have the wind in focus, ballast water compliance might seem like a minor concern. But it’s required from all your offshore units – not only your small and mobile service operation vessels (SOVs).

As clarified by the MEPC, the Ballast Water Management Convention applies even to jack-up rigs and semi-submersibles, which means wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs), wind foundation installation vessels and wind farm accommodation platforms. Unless their ballast water is discharged in the same place where it was sourced, they too need a safe, reliable and cost-efficient treatment solution like PureBallast 3.

Meet offshore industry needs with PureBallast 3

Wind turbine installation

Wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs), as well as wind foundation installation vessels (WFIVs) and construction service operation vessels (CSOVs), can be large and complex operations. Meeting their ballast water management needs demands deep experience and a high degree of flexibility. With solutions like PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, Alfa Laval can provide customization for jack-up barges, jack-up rigs, semi-submersibles and more, including offshore accommodation platforms.


Wind farm support

The small and agile vessels that maintain offshore wind farms have limited space – but large demands when it comes to ease and efficiency. PureBallast 3 Compact and Compact Flex minimize footprint and installation costs on both service operation vessels (SOVs) and commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). Yet the proven UV technology means simple operation, low OPEX and freedom to sail in the widest range of water conditions.


Your partner in offshore ballast water management

Alfa Laval has almost two decades of experience in ballast water management, built on over 100 years of experience at sea and offshore. Having delivered PureBallast 3 solutions for nearly every type of vessel – including service operation vessels (SOVs), semi-submersibles and other offshore units – we can meet the ballast water challenges in your offshore wind business.

Count on Alfa Laval for safe, reliable and cost-efficient UV treatment technology, along with effective global support. We’ll deliver not only on footprint and flexibility, but also on OPEX savings and lasting peace of mind.

Turn to Alfa Laval for:

  • Compact and flexible ballast water management solutions
  • Reliable performance with low OPEX and high ease of use
  • Short lead times, high flexibility and skills for successful retrofitting
  • Fast global response from Alfa Laval Marine Service to protect uptime
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Simple solutions for support vessels

When it comes to ballast water management, a smaller vessel doesn’t mean smaller demands. Service operation vessels (SOVs) and commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs), in particular, have tough constraints on space and budget. Find out why PureBallast 3 is the easy and cost-efficient solution to their needs.


Explore PureBallast 3 systems

PureBallast 3 can meet the space and performance needs of any wind sector vessel, from the smallest service operation vessels (SOVs) to the largest wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) and wind foundation installation vessels. Below are the most common choices, but you’ll find Ex systems and more in our full system portfolio.


PureBallast 3 Compact

PureBallast 3 Compact is a convenient, skid-mounted solution for smaller ballast water flows. Ready-assembled and pre-tested before delivery, the module is easy to install and connect thanks to its small footprint and minimized pipework.

  • Skid-mounted module for easy installation
  • Flows of 32–300 m3/h

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PureBallast 3 Compact Flex

PureBallast 3 Compact Flex is the ideal choice for most smaller vessels, enabling the smallest possible foot¬print. Delivered as a system of loose components for plug-and-play installation, it maximizes both space savings and installation flexibility.

  • Plug-and-play components to minimize footprint
  • Flows of 32–1000 m3/h

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Engineering for offshore ballast water management

The right ballast water management technology is only a starting point. As an experienced supplier, Alfa Laval can ensure the right system engineering for your offshore installation – whether it’s a skid-based solution for a service operation vessel (SOV) or a highly customized installation for a jack-up installation vessel. Our many engineering partners are well trained, and our PureBallast 3 service engineers can perform engineering review, oversee installation and handle commissioning – so that you avoid costly mistakes and the risk of non-compliance.


Service makes the difference offshore

In the offshore wind sector, conditions are harsh and uptime is critical. With no time to lose, Alfa Laval Marine Service provides rapid access to parts, advice and assistance. Our 24/7 Service & Support is always available, and dedicated Alfa Laval service engineers are on call near your wind operations. With our PureBallast Compliance Service Package, we can even take responsibility for the key service actions needed for ballast water compliance.

PureBallast training for offshore crews

Having the right ballast water management system is only one part of securing compliance. The crew must also be able to use it – safely, correctly and efficiently. PureBallast 3 training is available on board, online and at training centres worldwide, so that offshore crews can get the knowledge they need to ensure proper operation and care.


Financing offshore ballast water management

Concerned about the costs of implementing ballast water management – especially when it comes to existing vessels? Through well-established partners, Alfa Laval can arrange leasing or credit guarantees for PureBallast 3. You can count on flexible financing at a competitive price – with minimal hassle and no hidden costs. Download our brochure or contact us to learn more.


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Let’s discuss your needs and find the ideal PureBallast 3 solution for your offshore wind business. You can get in touch with us right here.

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