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William Burroughs
Senior Principal Engineer at ABS


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 33 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 and member of the IMarEST Ballast Water Experts Group.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel debate: Exploring commissioning, sampling and testing

  • Presentation and discussion: Have we made any progress on systems failure?


Speakers at this event