Major Ballast Water Management Order for Suezmax

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

OceanSaver announced signing a major contract with Hyundai Heavy Inudstries in Korea for the delivery of two ballast water management (BWM) systems for Gungen, a leading Turkish owner and operator of high-spec SUEZMAX crude-oil tankers. Valued at $4m, the Gungen BWM agreement follows OceanSaver’s six VLCC BWM system deal with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Company just four weeks ago and now escalates OceanSaver’s total order book up to $32m.

The Gungen contract covers the supply of two 2,500 m3/h BWM systems to be located inside the Zone 0 area of the tanker pump room.  Zone 0 represents the strictest gas hazardous class as gas or vapor may be present. Electrical equipment and cables installed in hazardous areas shall be limited to that necessary for operational purposes and all installations in hazardous areas shall comply with the requirements of DNV. 

Most BWM systems need powering of the treatment plant by electricity and the full plant is usually required installed in alignment with the ballast water pipeline.  This makes it difficult for many BWM systems to meet safety requirements and hence class approval for installation in tanker pump rooms and other gas hazardous areas.

OceanSaver systems can technically handle any capacity from 40 to 10,000 tons or more of ballast water per hour without any delay in ballasting operations. The Gungen contract is a comprehensive package including engineering and the support from specialist equipment advisors and environmental specialists in addition to the system itself. With each new contract and delivery, OceanSaver raises the bar to add-value, giving its shipping clients clear competitive and environmental advantages.

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