Optimarin reports record orders
Norwegian ballast system maker Optimarin, has reported a year-on-year increase in sales of more than 100% for Q3, with order intake at an all-time high. The growth, consolidating the trend seen in Q2, comes on the back of a number of new fleet agreements with leading owners and operators, of which Singapore’s Asiatic Lloyd Shipmanagement is the latest.
The contract with Asiatic Lloyd will see 30 modular and easy to retrofit Optimarin Ballast Systems installed across the company’s fleet of 1,000-9,000eu containerships.
Installation will be rolled out from the end of 2019 through to 2022, with Optimarin’s specialist engineering partners using expertise garnered from almost200 retrofits to ensure on schedule completion.
In addition to the Asiatic Lloyd contract, Optimarin has also seen increased activity from customers in the Mediterranean, Eastern Asia and North America (the firm was the first to achieve full USCG approval for its UV-based system). The system has certification from a comprehensive range of classification organisations, including ABS, BV, DNV-GL, LR & MLIT Japan, as well as full USCG and IMO type approval.