Ecochlor wins Euronav BWMS contract
US-based Ecochlor has won a contract to supply seven Euronav Suezmax and VLCC tankers with a ballast water management system (BWMS).
Euronav’s fleet comprises ULCCs, VLCCs and Suezmaxes with some of these vessels having the highest ballast water flow rates in the tanker sector. Three of the Euronav ships to be retrofit with the Ecochlor BWMS have flow rates at 8,000 m3/hr but will still only require one treatment system.
Ecochlor’s chief executive, Steve Candito, said, “We are pleased to work alongside Euronav to protect our oceans, in addition to providing them with a safe and effective alternative in ballast water treatment. Our system is both easy for the crew to operate and offers Euronav a compliance reliability guarantee for every one of these BWMSs operating around the globe for the life of the vessel.”
“Ecochlor is a reputable BWMS provider," said Zois Dagkaris procurement and logistics manager at Euronav.
"During a seven-month process for selecting a BWMS provider, along with engineering consultants, we concluded that the Ecochlor system concentrates the elements that we believe will provide a reliable, straight forward solution for complying with regulations."
The agreement comes with an option for Euronav to purchase an additional 30 Ecochlor systems for its vessels between 2020 – 2024.
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