Evoqua wins Korean tanker BWMS order
A South Korean shipyard has signed a contract with Evoqua Water Technologies for the supply and installation of its SeaCURE ballast water management systems (BWMS).
Evoqua’s SeaCURE system will be install on two 115,000dwt crude oil tankers which are currently under construction for a Singapore-based ship owner.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. The order is indicative of the confidence the tanker segment has in our SeaCURE system as a ballast water management solution that does exactly what it has been designed to do. We now have tanker references on newbuilds and existing tonnage,” said Matt Granitto, Evoqua’s business manager of ballast water treatment.
He added: “With so many different ballast water treatment technologies and systems available, ship owners do need to be confident that the system selected is not only compliant, but capable of meeting ship-specific operational and budgetary requirements.”
SeaCURE BWMS utilises a patented process that injects biocide into ballast seawater before it reaches the large surface filter intakes to reduce the growth marine organisms that become harmful to filters.
Available as a compact skid or as modular components, the system is designed to be suitable for newbuild or retrofit installation since biocide generation takes place in small side streams from the main ballast water thus reducing system footprint and optimising available space.
Krosys, Evoqua’s Korea-based partner, secured the order. JaeWook Bae, the company’s team manager of the BWMS element, added: “The driver for awarding Evoqua the project was the side-stream technology inherent to the SeaCURE system.”
He concluded: “The side stream which will feed the system will be from the sea chest in the engine room when the ship is in marine water, and from the aft peak tank when in brackish or fresh water. This process perfectly fits the operational profile of this ship type, while offering shipbuilders a compliant solution that is more cost-effective and easier to install than comparable systems.”
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