ASRY fitting ballast water treatment systems for Arab Petroleum Transport

Bahrain shipyard ASRY has been contracted by Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co (AMPTC) to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on part of its fleet.

Under the agreement ASRY has already installed one BWTS on a very large crude carrier (VLCC) belonging to AMPTC and installation for two vessels has been agreed.

Negotiations to extend the agreement are ongoing for the installation of systems in 2019 and 2020. The AMPTC vessels are being fitted with BWTS from Hyundai.

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“ASRY was our first choice for these installations as they have good experience with the engineering requirements, and a good network of partnerships that we can rely on. They have taken good care of our fleet for many years, and this is a continuation of that collaboration,” Ahmed Demerdash, AMPTC’s technical manager, said.

“More of our regular customers are now moving forward with their BWTS plans and we have been working closely with them from both an engineering and installation perspective to make these decisions as efficient as possible,” said ASRY ship repair general manager, Magdy Sharkawy.

Posted 14 June 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News