Live From Nor-Shipping 2017

The Seatrade Maritime News reporting team bring you all the key stories in the run-up to, and live on the ground during, Nor-Shipping 2017 in Oslo from 30 May – 2 June.

Optimarin signs agreement with Goltens for global ballast water system servicing

Ballast water treatment (BWT) system manufacturer Optimarin is to offer global servicing and spare parts through an agreement with Goltens Green Technology.

The agreement which worked out during Nor-Shipping will enable Optimarin to use Golten facilities in Asia, North America and the Middle East to give it a specialist network of spare parts warehousing and engineering.

While the two companies have worked together for six years on over 100 BWT system installations there has never been a formalised agreement.

“This provides us with a truly global footprint, while it gives our customers local parts, engineers and the shortest possible lead times for their commissioning and maintenance needs,” said Tore Andersen ceo of Optimarin.

“With the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, and USCG’s stringent requirements, shipowners must comply to sail. We, along with Goltens, are now ready and waiting worldwide to ensure that’s exactly what happens.”

The company’s most recent orders were from Sweden’s Wisby Tankers, for three systems, and Hoëgh Autoliners, for a further two installations.

“The market is picking up, because, quite simply, it has to,” Andersen said.

Posted 13 June 2017

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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