Albion Marine will participate in Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference 17-18 April 2018, Amsterdam

Fuel is the lifeblood of the shipping industry and is fundamental to almost every aspect of propulsion. So, when there is a change to the fuels picture, it has a knock-on effect for all other aspects of operation. From 1 January 2020, shipping will see huge changes in its use of fuel, as the Global Sulphur Cap comes into force, dictating the use of compliant fuel or abatement technologies.

With the deadline approaching fast, this issue is dominating discussion in the industry and this is why the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference in Amsterdam will reflect this by taking the Global Sulphur Cap as its theme, examining all the key issues facing shipping through the lens of the Sulphur Cap.'

Issues addressed will include: 

  • What is the right fuel choice?
  • What role can enginebuilders play in aiding compliance and how are their designs and plans affected by the cap?
  • What are the technological problems posed by new fuels?
  • Will there be sufficient compliant fuel available?
  • Will fuel quality be maintained?
  • Are scrubbers an efficient and cost-effective solution?
  • How is lube choice affected by the cap?
  • Will we see large-scale adoption of LNG post-2020
  • How will shipowners' operations and bottom lines be affected?

Albion Marine will participate in the consultation workshops by Government of Canada

Albion Marine is looking forward to boosting our already impressive portfolio of perfectly executed projects for the Government of Canada.

Albion Marine will attend regional Maritime Industry Workshops for consultation with Public Service and Procurement Canada's (PSPC).

Marine Services and Small Vessel Sector (MSSVS) has established the Marine Procurement Modernization Working Group, with members from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Department of National Defence (DND).


The working group is engaging with the Marine Industry and interested stakeholders to better understand industry challenges and best practices to identify solutions that benefit both Industry and Government.

 Workshops will be held in Victoria, BC.

  • April 4, 2018 - Day 1: Sustainment workshop
  • April 5, 2018 - Day 2: Small Vessel Construction workshop




USCG approves the new testing facility for BWMS

Very welcome news for the maritime industry. After two major BWMS test facilities announced they will no longer test BWMS fort USCG Type Approval certification, we are glad to see there are more options becoming available.

In Albion Marine's opinion, it will help to prevent a shortage of approved systems for the peak of BWMS retrofit market. The US Coast Guard approved Cal Maritime's Golden Bear Facility to work with DNV-GL as a sub-contracted laboratory for land-based and shipboard testing of Ballast Water Management Systems.

Marine Water Sampling Project


Albion Marine Solutions are contracted by Canada to carry out Marine Water Sampling survey at multiple locations along the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

The survey has to be carried out twice every year.

The project is very challenging. The sampling stations are located in very remote locations and accessible only by float plane. Marine weather in British Columbia during this time of the year, the time sensitiveness of the samples and a number of other factors dictated the execution of the survey. However, that makes the project even more rewarding. Our team delivered the results to complete satisfaction of our clients.

Project final report has been well accepted by Canada and our team has been highly appreciated for their dedication and flawless execution of the process.




Complex and challenging projects are our forte. Our team members are used to delivering excellent results under difficult circumstances.


MERC will no longer provide BWMS certification testing services

The industry is left with fewer options for BWMS testing – Maritime Environmental Resource Center will no longer conduct Type Approval Certification testing of ballast water management systems.

MERC has served as an independent, third-party test facility for evaluating the performance of ballast water management systems (BWMSs), which have been certified by several countries around the world.

Due to flaws in regulations designed to minimize the risk of ballast water introductions of invasive species, MERC will no longer provide BWMS certification testing services. After several years of MERC efforts to ensure scientifically-sound, predictive, consistent, and transparent BWMS certification testing, it has become clear that the lack of an appropriate standardized approach and  sufficient oversight in the implementation of ballast water regulations is undermining the fundamental goal of national and international policies to prevent  the introduction of environmentally and economically destructive invasive  species.