Scorpio extends Choice contract with more ballast retrofits

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

03 October 2018


Following from its recent contract with Scorpio Tankers for 12 ballast systems, engineering and consultancy specialist Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) has announced its expanded collaboration by contracting to provide turn-key integration engineering and project management services for ballast water management system installations on board an additional 39 vessels.

The previous contract with Scorpio Tankers on twelve ships of the Duchessa Class of vessels is already underway with recently completed Engineering Design and Shipyard Installation packages for the STI Duchessa and STI Opera.

John Dooley, President of Choice said, “Today’s announcement with Scorpio Tankers solidifies our position in this marketplace as an industry leader offering an expertise in the integration installation for the total range of ballast water treatment technologies. Working with Scorpio Tankers on their fleet of tankers will allow us to maximise the talents of our engineers and focus on efficiencies that will drive better timelines while reducing the cost of each installation.”

“This is a strong strategic fit for both companies. Working on multiple retrofit projects will allow us to control the resources necessary to ensure a quick, smooth dry dock period with a focus on streamlining each individual BWMS installation. We are pleased with the initial services provided by Choice and look forward to our continued partnership on these projects,” said Emanuele Lauro, Chairman and CEO of Scorpio Tankers Inc.