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Singapore's MPA signs for B-QUA ballast water testing kit

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FRENCH ballast water microbiology firm aqua-tools has won a tender to supply Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) with its B-QUA ballast water testing kit.

A public tender was issued in March inviting several companies to quote for supplying a number of kits to the MPA for ballast water testing. 

Said aqua-tools' business development manager Carine Magdo: "Our user-friendly, portable and, above all, effective B-QUA test kits will give MPA users the tools to carry out rapid, indicative analysis of ballast water."

Five B-QUA ballast water monitoring solutions and test kits will be supplied by Singapore-based Atlas Marine Services (AMS), the B-QUA distributor.

Said AMS chief executive Stephen Herron: "Aqua-tools' B-QUA was selected because it met all MPA requirements. It is capable of testing for all three size classes of viable organisms, including bacteria."

The Singapore MPA leads the world in implementing and enforcing measures that enhance maritime safety and curtail the effect of maritime operations on the marine environment. 

Singapore, the world's second biggest container port after Shanghai, with more 130,000 vessels calling the port each year, is also the world's biggest bunkering hub, registering more than 50 million tonnes in annual bunker sales.