ERMA FIRST S.A. was established in 2009 by a team of specialists with strong background and expertise in waste and water treatment technology in Marine applications. Driven by the Maritime needs and legislation, and monitoring the Environmental Protection challenges, the company started designing and manufacturing ballast water treatment systems. Being successfully tested in the most prominent test facilities, the ERMA FIRST systems are certified and have been awarded for technological achievement many times through the years. ERMA FIRST holds a strong position in the global competition in ballast water treatment. In a very short period of time, the company has numerous projects in shipyards in China, Korea, Japan as well as other areas.

Taking into consideration the gained experience in the past five years from the systems we have produced, delivered and put into operation, the continuous R&D, the demands and developments of the market and technology, we have designed our systems to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Low pressure drop
  • Small footprint
  • Operation in fresh water

ERMA FIRST was honored with the Technical Achievement Award from Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2013. This distinction was a milestone at ERMA FIRST’s rising course.The prize was a prominent recognition for a technological achievement that was never before performed in maritime industry! The hydrocyclonic method that ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment Systems use is a unique method. No other ballast water treatment system uses similar technology for extreme sediment removal and effective disinfection of ballast water. ERMA FIRST’s engineers have developed a unique device for treating seawater, gaining the respect and admiration of the Maritime Community.