DFDS opts for Desmi ballast treatment systems

Paul Gunton
Paul Gunton
ShipInsight

03 April 2019


Ballast treatment manufacturer DESMI Ocean Guard has announced that Danish sip operator DFDS has selected the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for installation on its existing fleet of vessels.

DFDS and DESMI Ocean Guard have signed a frame agreement for supply of CompactClean Ballast Water Management Systems to the existing fleet of vessels of DFDS. The agreement covers more than 40 ferries to be retrofitted in the period from early 2020 until end 2024.

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Most of the vessels will be retrofitted with either a CompactClean-340 or a CompactClean-500 system, with max flow capacities of 340 m3/h and 500 m3/h respectively. A few vessels will be retrofitted with CompactClean BWMS with 750 m3/h or 1000 m3/h capacity.

Rasmus Folsø, CEO of DESMI Ocean Guard said the company is very happy to add a reputable company like DFDS to the list of customers. “DFDS is a very well respected company and one of the global leaders in ferry operation. Like DESMI, DFDS is headquartered in Denmark and has a very long history going back more than 150 years, and as such, we believe that our companies share a lot of the same values. Therefore, we are particularly proud that after a very careful evaluation and selection process DFDS decided for installation of the CompactClean BWMS on its entire existing fleet. With the very small footprint, ease of operation and completely chemical free treatment of the ballast water, CompactClean is a good and safe choice for passenger ferries, and we look very much forward to begin the implementation across the DFDS fleet,” explains.