Erma First

Erma First (Greece) designs and manufactures Ballast Water Treatment Systems.

Erma First BWTS are the cost effective solution for ship-owners in treating their ballast water according to the IMO-regulations. The modular concept of the BWTS is based upon four principles: effectiveness, compact footprint, competitive pricing and low operational costs.

It’s modular design make the Erma First BWTS perfectly suited for retrofit. The system is certified for operation in low salinity.

Erma First BWTS Fit is the excellence of simplicity.

Erma First BWTS Fit is an advanced modular system that was developed to exceed all the special installation requirements either for New Building vessels or especially any retrofit project. It covers an extensive capacity range from 50 to 3000 m³/hr.

Erma First BWTS is the ultimate sediment control.

Erma First BWTS is the industry’s standard system based on the most efficient filtration device, the multi hydrocyclones.


De-ballasting: no treatment necessary

For the de-ballasting of the vessel there is no need to use the system; it is completely by-passed and the water can be discharged directly overboard.


U.S. Coast Guard: Erma First Ballast Water Treatment Systems are U.S. Coast Guard type approved. The Marine Safety Center officially issued Ballast Water Management Systems Type Approval Certificate to Erma First on October 18th 2017.

The system holds IMO Type Approval from the Greek Administration and LR Class Type Approval.

The system was granted AMS acceptance on March 31st 2015.