Choice Ballast Solutions Chosen for Scorpio Tanker Retrofits
Choice Ballast Solutions was recently contracted by Scorpio Ship Management S.A.M., as agent for certain vessel-owning subsidiaries of Scorpio Tankers Inc. to provide engineering and project management to retrofit the Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) on 12 of their vessels. The engineering is underway, and retrofits are scheduled to commence during each vessel’s next dry dock beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018 and extending into 2020.
John Dooley, President of Choice Ballast Solutions, said, “Scorpio is recognized worldwide for their proactive policies to safeguard the environment and have operational strategies to provide superior results over time. We look forward to working with Scorpio to apply those same standards to achieve compliance with the integration engineering and retrofit of Ecochlor’s BWMS.”
Choice has directed more than 250 BWMS projects covering most vessel types and has had years of collaboration with Ecochlor through installation supervision and vessel-specific studies.
“Choice is known in the maritime industry for BWMS engineering and consulting services,” said Emanuele Lauro, Chairman and CEO of Scorpio Tankers Inc. “Their commitment to the installation oversight and cost control while completing these retrofits in a timely manner were a key consideration in our decision to collaborate on these projects with Choice.”