OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System adopts Advanced Electrocatalysis Oxidation Process (AEOP) Technology, which provides the advantage of Ultra-low power consumption with a compact design.


Headway has received USCG certificate of approval and IMO certification (G8).


OceanGuard® BWMS does not produce hydrogen gas or chlorine. A safe solution with no corrosion in the ballast pipe or tanks.

Power Consumption

Based on 1000 cubic metres of sea water, a power consumption of just 17kW is recorded.

Simple operation

1 day holding time, single treatment during ballast. Discharge directly during de-ballast.

The total number of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) supplied by Headway between 2013-2020 is 1749.

767 of these in 2019 and 2020.


Bulk Carrier

Container Ships

General Cargo

Offshore Support Vessel


Getting Started

At Auxano Technologies, we are committed to delivering the very best service to our clients and also to our principle, Headway Technology Group.

We are the exclusive representatives for OceanGuard Ballast Water Management Systems in the UK.

Want to register your interest in receiving further information? You can do that by either calling us on 0161 643 7200, or completing the above form or simply email us directly at enquiries@auxano-tech.com

With almost 2000 vessels fitted with OceanGuard BWMS, Headway has great experience working alongside all classification societies.


  • Lloyds Register of Shipping
  • GL / DNV
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Class NK
  • China Classification Society
  • RINA
  • Indian Register of Shipping (IRS)
  • Korean Register of Shipping

About Headway Technology Group

OceanGuard® Ballast Water Management System is the first BWMS to have independent intellectual property and the only one in the world that has a self-developed filter. The system adopts Advanced Electrocatalysis Oxidation Process (AEOP) Technology, which provides the advantage of Ultra-low power consumption, compact design, explosion-proof with no generation of hydrogen and unaffected by temperature, turbidity, nor salinity.
Tested in the independent laboratory, OceanGuard® BWMS achieved a 2-hour holding time under USCG regulation.

In the year 2018, Headway officially became a member of the “Ballast Equipment Manufacturers’ Association” (BEMA) and has become the first member of an international association in China. OceanGuard® also holds the most comprehensive type approvals in the market and the only brand in China, even Asia, to be installed onboard Cruise Ships.

OceanGuard® Exhaust Gas Cleaning System OceanGuard® EGCS is jointly presented by Headway Technology Group Co., Ltd., China Merchants Industry
Holdings, Co., Ltd. and top universities. By integrating Industry, University, Research, and Application together, the system joins all excellent resources in the industry and provides the most competitive product that has priority dock arrangement and can be delivered in 6 months.
Headway has three manufacturing facilities that were approved by Classification Societies. This assures a timely and effective delivery of the product.

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