OceanSaver said it has received a rush of ballast water treatment (BWT) system orders for large vessels. The Norwegian firm, a BWT specialist developing solutions since 2003, has won orders for more than 40 systems in the last six months, with some 21 units delivered so far this year.
The latest contracts, worth approximately $30 million, cover a diverse range of large tonnage, from a number of key international markets, with VLCCs, Aframax tankers, product tankers and Cape Size bulk carriers. A pair of Taiwanese-controlled VLCCs, currently under construction in Japan, are the latest assets in the orderbook.
“The market is picking up, and our operational track record and proven BWT expertise is helping us take advantage of that positive sentiment,” commented OceanSaver CCO Tor Atle Eiken.
“Ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention is now closer than ever, and astute shipowners are choosing to place orders in advance to avoid potential supply and installation bottlenecks. There’s a clear demand for tried and tested solutions and OceanSaver, with 140 units now sold, has the technology and experience to ensure that shipowners get exactly what they need – complete compliance, low OPEX and absolute system reliability.”
According to OceanSaver, its type-approved, proprietary system - combining filtering with disinfection by electrodialysis to eliminate waterborne organisms – is optimized for both retrofit and newbuilding projects, with its modular nature ensuring easy installation, low maintenance and a small footprint.