Cathelco desalinators winning customers worldwide

27 Apr 2016
Cathelco has taken a range of orders for its desalination systems, including the 'Ton' above

Cathelco has taken a range of orders for its desalination systems, including the 'Ton' above

Cathelco’s desalination division is gaining a foothold in the commercial and military sectors with a host of orders for its range of space saving water makers.

The UK-based marine equipment manufacturer has taken a recent order for a T30 desalinator from Norwegian based Havyard Ship Technology for its 832 SOV wind turbine service vessel for the Danish shipping company ESVAGT. The vessel will be used to service the Dudgeon wind farm operated by Statoil off the coast of Norfolk in the UK.

Another order has come from Reederei Nord, the Dutch ship managers who have purchased desalinators for two oil/chemical tankers, the 12,810dwt Nord Isle and sister ship Nord Ocean.

Both vessels will be installed with Cathelco H2016 desalinators which can produce up to 6.5 tonnes of drinking water per day and have diagnostic features to continuously monitor water quality.

In Australia, defence prime contractors Austal are building a further two Cape Class Patrol vessels. The 58m ships are each being installed with two Cathelco H2012 desalinators, providing 10 tonnes of fresh water daily for up to 18 crew members.

For the first time, Cathelco have supplied T35 desalinators to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. These have been installed on the MV Capt David.I.Lyon, a container ship which supports US Air Force missions and the MV LTC John U.D Page which provides ocean transport to sustain US Army operations.

Finally Cathelco will provide the distinctive El-Mellah with two desalinators. The three masted frigate, owned by Remontowa Shipbuilding, is being built as a sail training vessel for Algerian Navy cadets. With a length of 110m and a main mast 54m high the ship can accommodate more than 200 people.

In addition to providing two desalinators, each with the capacity of producing 16 tonnes of freshwater per day, Cathelco is supplying an impressed current cathodic protection system to safeguard the steel hull against corrosion.

“Cathelco offers a portfolio of products to the marine industry and we are delighted to have supplied two types of systems for this very impressive vessel,” said Chris Bell, general manager of the company’s desalination division.

In 2015, the scope of Cathelco’s activities in the desalinator market were strengthened by the acquisition of HEM, manufacturers of water treatment systems for the luxury yacht market, based in the south of France.

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