Dec 08, 2020

Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) Market to Surge Ahead at 10% CAGR through 2030: Fact.MR


by Team Fact.MR

Emergence of low-cost, ecofriendly ballast water treatment systems is generating new market potential and opportunities, according to Fact.MR.  Rising environmental concerns are expected to propel ecofriendly systems across the world. Conservation of the marine ecosystem is becoming imperative, as pollution levels are rising across the globe in a multitude of ways. Hence, systems that can save the marine ecosystem from harmful microorganisms and pollutants are expected to be the most sought-after, fueling the growth of the ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) market.

Furthermore, governments and regulatory bodies across the world are bringing in regulatory measures and policies to ensure environmental safety and sustainability. For instance, the International Maritime organization (IMO) has issued guidelines to be followed by owners and manufacturers of water treatment systems to ensure minimal harm to the environment. Moreover, manufacturers are coming up with innovative technologies to develop equipment with compact designs to save space as well as ensure safety. Companies are also developing filter-less systems that do not need generators to operate, thus making them cost-efficient and environment-friendly.

Fact.MR predicts that the global ballast water treatment systems market will progress at an impressive CAGR of 10% over the forecast period of 2020 to 2030.

Key Takeaways from Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market Report

  • The global market for ballast water treatment systems is expected to reach a market evaluation of nearly US$ 9 Bn by the end of 2030.
  • Chemical treatment systems lead the market; however, physical treatment systems are expected to grow significantly over the next decade.
  • North America and Europe dominate the BWTS market currently. Asia Pacific is projected to be the most lucrative BWTS market during the forecast period.
  • Ballast water treatment systems with tank a capacity of 1500 – 5000 m3 are expected to dominate demand in the near future.
  • Demand for ecofriendly water treatment systems is driving the market, and is anticipated to fuel growth in the near future too.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has hit international trade and transport, which has led to decreased demand for ballast water treatment systems.

“Ecofriendly ballast water treatment systems that pose no harm to the environment will witness more popularity as years go by” says a Fact.MR analyst.

Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market: Competitive Landscape

Players in the global ballast water treatment systems market are looking at mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations as a key focus to gain an edge over the competition. Technological advancements along with expansion strategies are expected to remain key strategies over the forecast period.

Danish company, Bawat, has launched a new low-cost and 'green' ballast water treatment technology. It is powered by waste heat from the ship’s engine. This system requires no filters, chemicals, or UV lamps. The Bawat system operates at temperatures ranging from 64°C to 72°C, killing marine organisms in a one in-voyage process in less time, which promises to minimize the risk of delay or disruptions during cargo handling operations.

Some of the key players operating in the global ballast water treatment systems market are Wärtsilä Corporation, Damen Shipyards Group, ALFA LAVAL, atg Evoqua (Evoqua Water Technologies), GenSys GmbH, Evac, Coldharbour Marine Ltd., Ecochlor, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering S.A., Ferrate Treatment Technologies, LLC, Veolia Water Technologies, Hitachi, Auramarine Ltd., and Bawat a/s.

More Valuable Insights on Ballast Water Treatment Systems Market

In its latest report, Fact.MR has provided an unbiased analysis on the global ballast water treatment systems market, comprising data on historical statistics (2015-2019) and forecast of demand for the period from 2020 to 2030. The report discusses critical insights on the ballast water treatment systems market in terms of treatment (chemical treatment and physical treatment), tank capacity (less than 1,500 m3, 1,500 – 5,000 m3, and greater than 5,000 m3), and application (stationary and portable), across 5 key regions (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa).

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