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Coldharbour and Sembcorp sign ballast water treatment system agreement

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Coldharbour Marine has announced that it has signed an agreement with Sembcorp Marine that will see the latter offer the Coldharbour GLDTM BWT as part of the Sembcorp Marine Green Technology Retrofit (GTR) solutions for shipowners.

The GTR solutions provide ballast water treatment systems from a select group of equipment manufactures with whom Sembcorp Marine is working closely. Combined with technical assistance from Sembcorp Marine, the GTR solutions make sure that shipowners are able to choose and install the most appropriate technology for their vessels.

Andrew Marshall, Coldharbour CEO, said: “We are delighted to sign this agreement with Sembcorp Marine. We have always maintained that no single technology is suitable for all vessel types and for all operating requirements. Our ballast water treatment systems target the largest vessels with the highest pumping rates, largest ballast volumes and longest ballast legs. For many ballast water treatment technologies, these three elements combined would have translated into a perfect storm of terminal delays and unrecoverable costs for owners, which by comparison, would make the initial cost of installing a ballast water treatment system pale into insignificance.”

Marshall added that the Coldharbour GLDTM system has received full International Maritime Organization (IMO) type-approval issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, as well as Lloyd’s Register type-approval and US Coast Guard Alternate Management Systems acceptance. The system is also presently undergoing full US Coast Guard type-approval.

Sembcorp Marine Executive Vice President and Head of Repairs and Upgrades, Lee-Lin Wong, said: “Our one-stop GTR solutions have everything needed to achieve successful ballast water treatment outcomes – from the analysis of requirements, system selection, scanning and engineering, to full installation and commissioning of equipment. We are confident that shipowners working with us and our chosen equipment partners such as Coldharbour, will no longer be confused by ballast water treatment requirements.”

Wong went on to say that the GTR solutions will also include ultra-violet and electro-chlorination-based systems in order to offer the most suitable technologies for all vessel types and operating requirements.

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/lng-shipping/25052017/coldharbour-and-sembcorp-sign-ballast-water-treatment-system-agreement/


 

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