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Alfa Laval PureBallast

USCG type approval triggers major order

As a direct consequence of its type approval by the U.S. Coast

Guard (USCG), Alfa Laval Pure-

Ballast 3.1 has been selected for “We expect 2017 to be even better.” ballast water treatment on vessels

Tore Andersen, CEO, Optimarin owned by STAMCO Ship Man- agement. Under the agreement,

PureBallast 3.1 systems will be

Order In? ux @ Optimarin “This order is directly tied to the USCG retro? tted on 11 RoRo vessels in

Optimarin signed an agreement with type approval of PureBallast.” the STAMCO Ship Management

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) for ? eet. “This order is directly tied the delivery of two 500 cu. m./hr. capaci-

Anders Lindmark, to the USCG type approval of ty Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS). The

Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast

PureBallast,” said Anders Lind- contract comes at a busy time for the Nor- mark, Head of Alfa Laval Pure- wegian ballast water treatment (BWT)

Ballast, Alfa Laval Marine Divi- specialist, which has seen order enquiries sion. “Since the type approval go “through the roof” since securing U.S. regulations. “The retro? tting of ballast water treatment was announced, Alfa Laval has

Coast Guard type approval.

seen a clear increase in the number of inquiries about systems in existing vessels is challenging because of

The agreement will see both systems the system.” The USCG Type Approval Certi? cate for their size and required capacity to maintain ballast op- installed on a 155,000-barrel capac- the PureBallast 3 family was issued on December 23, erations. It can also prove to be complex in integrating ity clean products barge, with delivery 2016, making Alfa Laval one of the ? rst suppliers with the system with existing systems and congested ma- scheduled for August 2018. It is, accord- chinery room spaces,” explained David Stocks, presi- a USCG-approved system.

ing to Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen, an dent of British Columbia based 3GA Marine. “3GA important sign of the trust his company’s utilize 3D laser scanning and modeling technology to 3GA Marine, Alfa Laval Partner for BWTS Retro? ts clients have in both his business and its

Naval architecture and marine engineering company gain accurate representation of as-built structures and

UV technology.

3GA Marine Ltd has teamed up with Alfa Laval to surrounding systems which signi? cantly reduces re? t “Repeat orders are one of the best en- provide engineered turnkey solutions to support ship project risk.” dorsements any supplier can have,” An- www.alfalaval.com/pureballast3 owners in their response to ballast water management dersen said. “And when they come from www.3gamarine.com a company of Fincantieri’s standing it really is a cause for celebration. They’re one of the premier specialized shipbuild- ers in the industry, with huge experience and a reputation to match.

OceanSaver BWTS Wärtsilä for Containerships

Optimarin has been exclusively focused

OceanSaver received ? nal type approval certi? cate Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for on developing BWT technology since its from USCG as the ? rst ballast water treatment system the French shipping group, CMA CGM, will feature formation in 1994, and it became the ? rst (BWTS) supplier using electrochlorination, meaning a Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). supplier to receive full USCG approval in

USCG type approved system is now available for me- This is the third series of vessels for which the same

December 2016.

dium and large vessels. OceanSaver, partly owned by owner has selected the Wärtsilä BWMS solution, mak-

Optimarin has now received orders the energy shipping company BW Group, is now able to ing a total of ten ships in all. These latest vessels are for around 500 OBS systems, with more offer ship owners a BWTS in full compliance with both being built at the Cosco Zhoushan shipyard in China, than 300 installed worldwide. Over 100

U.S. Coast Guard and IMO standards. and the contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the fourth of these have been retro? ts, delivered in “The OceanSaver system is a perfect match for me- quarter of 2016.

conjunction with global engineering part- dium to large vessels with a system capacity of 1,500 to The BWMS system chosen for these vessels is a ners Goltens and Zeppelin Power Sys- 7,000 cu. m./hr., meaning that owners now have USCG 500m3 per hour capacity Wärtsilä Aquarius UV system. tems.

certi? ed systems available for small, medium and large This uses a simple two-stage process involving ? ltra-

Last year was the ? rm’s most success- vessels. It is also promising to hear that other makers are tion and ultra-violet (UV) irradiation. Delivery of the ful ever, as, fuelled by its success with in the process of obtaining the USCG type approval,” equipment to the yard is scheduled to begin in July of the USCG, it won contracts for over 120 said said Alan Linderoth, OceanSaver Vice President this year. “We have enjoyed a long and successful rela-

BWT units.

Sales & Marketing. The USCG testing has been car- tionship with this major global operator and are pleased

Alongside approval from IMO and ried out with OceanSaver’s existing MKII system (IMO and proud to have again been selected as their BWMS

USCG, Optimarin’s technology is certi- type approved in 2011) without signi? cant modi? ca- provider. The Wärtsilä solution is extremely ef? cient ? ed by a comprehensive range of classi? - tions, proving the ef? ciency and reliability of the de- and very well proven. Furthermore, we are the only cation organizations, including DNV GL, sign. Overall the MKII system has been through more company able to offer customers maintenance contract

Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, than 60 tests over the past years as part of development support for a BWMS installation,” says Joe Thomas, and American Bureau of Shipping.

of the system, class certi? cation, IMO- and USCG ap- Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä www.optimarin.com proval processes. Marine Solutions. www.wartsila.com/ballastwater www.oceansaver.com 68 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • MARCH 2017

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