Norwegian Greentech has signed a fleet contract to provide ballast water treatment systems to Green Reefers’ fleet of 19 vessels
Green Reefers is an operator and manager of specialised reefer vessels, transporting cold and frozen cargoes of mainly fish, fruit, vegetables and meat. The reefers trade worldwide, with a focus on the Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the environmentally sensitive Baltic Sea region.
Green Reefers has engaged Norwegian Greentech (formerly MMC Green Technologies) to supply ballast water treatment systems to 19 of its reefers.
Green Management general manager Jon Rørtveit said, “We chose Norwegian Greentech’s solution because it offers a very compact system combined with low power consumption at a competitive price. Norwegian Greentech has flexible solutions that makes the systems easy to install on ships with limited space.”
The engineering and update of the ships’ documentation in accordance with the applicable class requirements has been assigned by Green Management to HAV Design, part of the same group. The HAV Design branch in Poland will undertake this work.
Norwegian Greentech sales and marketing director Børge Gjelseth noted that the company’s goal is to become a leading supplier of ballast water treatment systems for small and medium-sized vessels. “We have made determined efforts to this end for more than 10 years, and we are now reaping the benefits of the huge amount of work our team has invested in this,” he said.
Mr Gjelseth noted that Norwegian Greentech received a new DNV certificate in December 2020, which is in accordance with IMO’s updated guidelines on the treatment of ballast water. He added, “We have recently completed all testing for approval from the US Coast Guard, we expect to receive the approval soon, which will open doors in new markets.”
“As well as having considerable orders in terms of fleet agreements, we have also secured a large number of individual orders for both newbuilds and retrofits. We are still at the very start of this huge boom,” Mr Gjelseth concluded.
Norwegian Greentech and HAV Design are both HAV Group subsidiaries, which was recently listed for trading at the Euronext Growth Oslo.
Green Reefers is a company in the Caiano Group conglomerate controlled by Kristian Eidesvik, which also includes shipping companies in the Wilson ASA group.