AMPTC Inks Deal with ASRY for BWTS Installs
Egypt-based Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) has signed a deal with Bahrain-based maritime repair and fabrication facility ASRY to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on part of its fleet
The agreement has already seen one system installed the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Sea Jewel, with a further two more vessels agreed to have installations in the coming months. Negotiations continue to extend the agreement to include more installations throughout 2018 and 2019.
ASRY Ship Repair General Manager, Magdy Sharkawy, commented, “Like many of our customers we have a long and trusting partnership with AMPTC, and we’re happy to be chosen as their partner to optimize their fleet for the new BWTS regulations. More of our regular customers are now moving forward with their BWTS plans and we have been working closely with them from both an engineering and installation perspective to make these decisions as efficient as possible.”
Ahmed Demerdash, AMPTC’s Technical Manager, confirmed, “ASRY was our first choice for these installations as they have good experience with the engineering requirements, and a good network of partnerships that we can rely on. They have taken good care of our fleet for many years, and this is a continuation of that collaboration.”
The AMPTC vessels will receive the BWTS from Hyundai, with which ASRY has a Memorandum of Understanding to be a ‘preferred yard’ for both BWTS and scrubber installations. That agreement sets out a framework for preferential cooperation that includes the retrofit of BWTS and scrubbers, takes Hyundai Global Service as one of the preferred suppliers to ASRY for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) equipment, including two-stroke and four-stroke engine main equipment parts and spare parts, and also all commits to joint undertaking of the required training to optimize the installation process.