Alfa Laval has confirmed a deal to supply 30 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years to the entire fleet of Oslo-based Bulkship Management.
When a SOx scrubber is installed, it becomes vital to the vessel’s compliance and fuel economy. This makes choosing a scrubber more than a choice of technology. The supplier behind the scrubber must also be able to safeguard its performance – wherever the vessel sails and throughout the scrubber’s lifetime.
Safe Bulkers is to install Alfa Laval scrubbers on half its fleet with the work carried out at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (CSHI) shipyards next year.
Alfa Laval has added a fifth system to its PureBallast 3 range of ballast water management systems that has a large flow rate of 1,500 m3/h.
Alfa Laval PureSOx is the market-leading system for competitive compliance with the global sulphur cap, and in Emission Control Areas.
DHT Holdings is the latest large tanker owner to take the plunge on retrofitting Alfa Laval scrubbers to 12 very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 0.5% sulphur cap global from 2020.
The Grimaldi Group is increasing its commitment to the use of scrubbers, announcing it will be using Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber connectivity on five vessels operated by its Atlantic Container Line (ACL) unit.