terragon-ship-iconEnabling the Zero-Discharge Vessel and Offshore Sea Platform

The commercial marine and offshore industry is regulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), specifically under the annexes of MARPOL for the prevention of pollution by their ships and rigs.  All vessels generate waste from crew living and vessel operations.  The origin of the waste generation determines which Annex of MARPOL applies.

Waste management on ships and sea platforms remains a serious operational challenge characterized by excessive costs and potential health and environmental risks. It is complex, inefficient, labour-intensive and the overall waste management approach has been shaped by the evolution of international regulations aimed at protecting the environment. Accordingly each waste stream uses different equipment. This results in multiple systems that are difficult to operate and maintain.

Terragon offers innovative and easy to implement solutions for ships and sea platforms for solid waste, sludges and oily bilgewater:

MAGSTM is the best solution for MARPOL Annex V regulations.  Our patented technology will reduce the waste volume by over 95%, but more interestingly, it will convert this waste into useful energy that can be integrated back into the vessel.  MAGS is an effective appliance for the conversion of waste to energy onboard, while reducing costs and removing the complicated logistics & negative environmental effects related to landing waste ashore.  MAGS also is a much more environmentally sensible approach compared to current thermal destruction devices used onboard as the system is self-fueling, and has an included quenching and scrubbing process on the exhaust gas line before its final release to the atmosphere.

WETTTM-O is a patent-pending technology for oily bilgewater treatment. It is fully-automated with on/off capability and rapid start-up, and does not use filters, adsorption media, membranes, chemicals or biological treatment. WETT-O is based on a marinized advanced electrocoagulation approach and has been demonstrated on commercial and government ships. In 2016, certified WETT-O commercial prototypes became available for selected commercial shipboard demonstrations.

Benefit from MAGS today

  • Type Approved
  • Exceeds MARPOL regulations
  • 95% waste volume reduction
  • Reduced offloading, transportation, and land filling
  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
  • Simple to operate and maintain
  • 50 kg/hr treatment for garbage
  • 18-25 L/hr treatment for oily sludges
  • Savings from shore disposal costs
  • Self-fueling process
  • Over 100 kWh/h produced on average
  • Lower operating costs vs incinerator

Benefit from WETT-O today

  • Type Approved
  • Exceeds MARPOL regulations
  • 95% reduction of bilge water costs
  • No chemicals or filters
  • Much lower operating cost vs. existing OWS
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Inexpensive & rapid electrode change-out (<10 min)
  • Proven design for pitch, roll and vibration
  • Modular design to accommodate various
  • Capacities (1.4-10.8 m3/d) and retrofits
  • Can be used after IBTS with clean effluent tank for ultra-rapid discharge
  • Removes other pollutants such as metals, suspended solids, phosphorus,and organics

MAGS – Influencing IMO Regulations

The exceptional environmental performance of MAGS has initiated a drive towards a change on the regulatory framework for sea and landbased applications. In May 2015, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved the Pollution and Prevention (PPR) Group 3 to begin work on developing a new category, standard, and Type Approval testing plan for Shipboard Gasification Waste to Energy Systems, allowing ship owners and operators to select cleaner and more energy efficient technology to meet MARPOL requirements.