Alfa Laval signed frame agreements with two ship owners for the supply of Alfa Laval PureBallast systems to be delivered during a three-year period and retrofitted on tankers and bulk carriers.
The fleet orders were received from a tanker operator in the Middle East and a bulk carrier operator in Europe, who will time the booking of individual PureBallast orders with the scheduled dry docking of their vessels. Alfa Laval will make the first of its PureBallast system deliveries to the ship owners during the latter part of 2017.
“The Ballast Water Management Convention enters into force on 8th September of this year, and these frame agreements are a clear sign that the ballast water treatment market is moving forward,” said Kristina Effler, Manager Global Business Management (pictured), Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Shipowners are beginning to look beyond individual installations towards long-term solutions that will ensure compliance for their entire fleet.”
The framework agreements Alfa Laval has signed for PureBallast cover 45 and eight systems respectively, many of which will handle a significant ballast water flow. “Low power consumption, a small footprint and high installation flexibility make PureBallast competitive for larger flows as well as smaller ones,” said Ms Effler. “Flow rates of up to 3000 m3/h can be handled with a single, easily retrofitted PureBallast system. The signing of major orders involving so many large PureBallast systems shows that PureBallast is attractive across its capacity range.”