Ecochlor BWTS deal for 55 product carriers
Ecochlor has won a contract for 55 Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) to be retrofiited onboard 55 Scorpio Tankers product carriers.
The product carriers that will be retrofitted with the Ecochlor System range between 38,000 to over 100,000 DWT. Installations are expected to begin in the last quarter of this year and continue to the end of 2022.
“We are honoured to have been selected by Scorpio Tankers as their BWTS compliance partner and welcome Scorpio Tankers as a shareholder in our company,” said Steve Candito, CEO, Ecochlor.
“Scorpio Tankers has a reputation of being a leading owner and operator in the tanker industry. Its commitment to excellence along with the superior efficacy of our treatment system and lifetime commitment to servicing their vessels will guarantee compliance for their fleet worldwide.”
Emanuele Lauro, chairman & CEO of Scorpio Tankers added: “We are delighted to be working with Ecochlor, given their best-in-class technology. Reliability and quality were primary considerations for us, given our commitment to safeguard the environment and complying with the complex regulatory guidelines for ballast water treatment.”
Ecochlor holds a unique position in the shipping industry as the only company utilising patented chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology for ballast water treatment.
The Ecochlor system uses a two-step process to treat ballast water, filtration followed by disinfection with chlorine dioxide.
Ecochlor said its BWTS is the only USCG Type Approved technology that does not require treatment or neutralisation on discharge.
Scorpio Tankers is a leading international provider in the transportation of refined petroleum products.
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