The decision to implement a global sulphur limit of 0.50% m/m (mass/mass) in 2020 represents a significant cut from the current 3.5% m/m. Shipowners need to urgently put plans in place to ensure they comply with regulations.

We at Cardiff offer a turnkey service from design, through to fabrication, installation and commissioning, should the choice of ECGS be opted for instead of using more costly low sulphur fuel oils.

Ballast Water


Our team has considerable experience with BWTS retrofit installations, particularly in installing those systems which use UV disinfection.

Cardiff offers a full turnkey solution to owners BWTS requirements, from initial survey and design, to selecting the appropriate system based on your vessels requirements, installation and commissioning. We undertake all fabrication of pipework in-house, ensuring the risk of delays to your timeline is kept to an absolute minimum. Enabled by the modern luxury of 3D scanning, all pipe fabrication can be completed in our workshop thus saving time onboard.

We have close relationships with the leading ballast water treatment system manufacturers and are able to ensure your shipboard team are suitably trained on how to operate the system.

With the upcoming IMO deadline fast approaching we are at hand to survey any vessel, in any location at a moment’s notice.