Evoqua wins BWMS order for two tankers newbuilts
Evoqua Water Technologies has secured an order from a South Korean shipyard for the supply and installation of SeaCURE ballast water management systems (BWMS) to two 115,000dwt crude oil tankers under construction for a Singapore-based ship owner. Each vessel will feature a 3000m3/h capacity SeaCURE BWMS, which Evoqua will deliver for installation this summer during the vessels’ early construction phase. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2018. Matt Granitto, Evoqua’s Business Manager, Ballast Water Treatment, said: “The order is indicative of the confidence the tanker segment has in our SeaCURE system as a ballast water management solution that does exactly what it has been designed to do. We now have tanker references on newbuilds and existing tonnage. “With so many different ballast water treatment technologies and systems available, ship owners do need to be confident that the system selected is not only compliant, but capable of meeting ship-specific operational and budgetary requirements. The electrochlorination process at the heart of Evoqua’s SeaCURE system is proven technology, capable of handling the high flow rates and variable water quality we encounter during operations.” According to Lars Nupnau, Evoqua’s Global Business Development Director, Ballast Water, an influencing factor was the SeaCURE systems ability to treat the vessels’ aft peak tank without the need for an additional electrochlorination unit. SeaCURE BWMS utilises a patented process that injects biocide into ballast seawater before it reaches the large surface filter intakes to reduce the growth marine organisms that become harmful to filters.