Multi-system BWMS deals for Alfa Laval
Fleet frame agreements indicate that owners are taking a longer term approach to securing compliance, said Effler
Alfa Laval has reported two major frame agreements covering the delivery of more than 50 PureBallast systems on tankers and bulk carriers over a three-year period.
The fleet orders were received from a tanker operator in the Middle East and a bulk carrier operator in Europe, covering 45 systems and 8 systems respectively. The operators will time the booking of individual orders with the scheduled dry docking of their vessels. Alfa Laval will make the first delivery in late 2017.
“The Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force on 8 September of this year, and these frame agreements are a clear sign that the ballast water treatment market is moving forward,” said Kristina Effler, manager global business management, Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Shipowners are beginning to look beyond individual installations towards long-term solutions that will ensure compliance for their entire fleet.”
The agreements include several high-capacity systems. The first order includes 22 systems with capacities of 2,000m3/h or 3,000 m3/h, while the second order comprises four systems of 1,500m3/h and an additional four of 3,000m3/h.
“The signing of major orders involving so many large PureBallast systems shows that PureBallast is attractive across its capacity range,” added Effler.