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Bill Burroughs
Senior Principal Engineer at ABS

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William Burroughs is a Senior Principal Engineer at ABS responsible for promoting environmental related services and providing guidance in support of international, national and regional marine environmental regulations.

Bill’s previous experience includes Product Line Manager for the BALPURE® BWMS manufactured by De Nora Water Technologies and serving his country as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy’s submarine force. He has 37 years of experience in engineering and project management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and has extensive experience in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical and nuclear engineering.

Bill has been involved on the technological, practical and legislative aspects of ballast water treatment, including a deep understanding of how this complex issue is being dealt with by the world’s strictest authorities. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and member of the IMarEST Ballast Water Experts Group (BWEG).

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Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's opening remarks and round the room introductions

    09:30
  • Ensuring BWM system functionality

    09:45
  • How are flag states and class societies surveying and certifying ships? What are the consequences of non-compliance?

    11:30
  • Assessing the options: How should a vessel operator monitor the efficacy of their systems?

    13:30
  • Case Q&A and key takeaways

    15:00
  • Panel Discussion: What are the contingency measures if equipment fails?

    16:15
  • Panel Discussion: Striving for consistency in global regulations

    11:15