The Defense Material Organization has awarded three contracts to Goltens Worldwide’s Green Technologies business unit for the engineering and turnkey installation of sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) on 10 Naval vessels.
An official signing ceremony was held May 25 at the Defense Material Organization in The Hague whereby Captain RNLN J. F. Kwak, Head Projects Procurement Division, officially signed the contract on behalf of the Ministry of Defense
. M. C. Jeronimus, Vice President of Goltens Europe, signed on behalf of Goltens Green Technologies.
Goltens Green Technologies will engineer and install the UV based Ballast Water Treatment Systems
(BWTS) onboard the Royal Netherlands Navy vessels during 2016 and 2017, ensuring compliance with both the pending IMO and existing US Coast Guard regulations on ballast water treatment.
Optimarin’s DNV-GL type approved system is fully compliant with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention, which is currently just shy of the 35 percent of global tonnage it requires for ratification, and holds an AMS certificate from the USCG. In addition, it is now in the final stages of full USCG approval, having satisfied all marine water tests, with certification expected in the second half of 2016. This will ensure that Goltens provides The Royal Netherlands Navy with a BWTS that is fully compliant for all future operations.
Landing Platform Dock (LPD) vessels HNLMS Rotterdam and HNLMS Johan de Witt
, the frigates HNLMS Tromp, HNLMS Evertsen, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS De Ruyter, as well as special purpose vessels MOV Van Kinsbergen, HNLMS Pelikaan, HNLMS Luymes and HNLMS Snellius will all be fitted with ballast treatment systems during their scheduled maintenance periods.