USCG type approval triggers major Alfa Laval PureBallast retrofit order
As a direct consequence of its type approval by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 has been selected for ballast water treatment on vessels owned by STAMCO Ship Management. The agreement is expected to generate orders worth around EUR 2.2 million to be booked during Q1 2017.
Under the agreement, PureBallast 3.1 systems will be retrofitted on 11 RoRo vessels in the STAMCO Ship Management fleet. STAMCO Ship Management made its decision following the type approval of PureBallast by the USCG.
“This order is directly tied to the USCG type approval of PureBallast,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast, Alfa Laval Marine Division. “Since the type approval was announced, Alfa Laval has seen a clear increase in the number of inquiries about the system.”
The USCG Type Approval Certificate for the PureBallast 3 family was issued on 23 December 2016, making Alfa Laval one of the first suppliers with a USCG-approved system. With the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entering into force in September 2017, the issue of supplier capability has become urgent in other areas as well.
“The high interest in PureBallast is a clear sign that the retrofit market is opening up,” Lindmark says. “Alfa Laval is well prepared, not only with type approved systems, but also with a decade of experience and a worldwide organization ready to deliver.”
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 and Alfa Laval’s approach to ballast water treatment, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast3
About Alfa Laval PureBallast
PureBallast, which was the first commercially available ballast water treatment system, is a chemical-free system sold and serviced by Alfa Laval. A vital component of the system is the Enhanced UV Reactor, which was developed jointly by Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water based on Wallenius Water Technology.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2015, posted annual sales of about SEK 39.7 billion (approx. 4.25 billion Euros). The company has about 17 500 employees.