The Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Group has signed a fleet agreement for the installation of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 systems – a contract worth SEK 210m (US$22m).
According to the group – which numbers more than 50 members – the decision was made by their technical committee after a year of carefully evaluating 14 different UV ballast water treatment systems.
The systems will be installed over a five-year period between now and 2024.
The fleet agreement includes systems with a small foot print for flows down to 85 m3/h as well as a few systems for large flows up to 1,000 m3/h.
“We are proud to have the trust of such prominent owners and operators, and we look forward to working with Turkish Shipowners BWT Group and its crews,” said Peter Sahlén, head of Alfa Laval PureBallast.
He added that Alfa Laval will also open a training centre in Istanbul, where crews will be able to train on a physical PureBallast 3 system.
“Alfa Laval’s strong presence and well-developed portfolio of services in ballast water treatment will mean peace of mind for Turkish Shipowners BWT Group vessels in complying with the regulations,” said Murat Er of Simge Shipping, who leads Turkish Shipowners BWT Group.
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 and Alfa Laval’s approach to ballast water treatment, go to: www.alfalaval.com/pureballast