Ballast water management systems (BWMS) company Techcross will provide technical, engineering and service support to customers of Dubai-based ship repair facility Drydocks World under memorandum of understanding signed earlier this month.

With the 2004 IMO Ballast Water Management Convention nearing entry-into-force, Drydocks World has recognised the need to support its customers through effective cooperation with selected BWMS providers.

Techcross has committed to provide accessible, accurate and up-to-date information to ship owners, managers or other customers of Drydocks World who have or may have a need for BWMS installation. The agreement also covers joint marketing by the two companies.

Techcross noted in a statement: “This MOU is intended to take advantage of the tremendous retrofitting market after the BWM convention is ratified.”