Goltens’ Worldwide Green Technologies Division Asia has announced contracts with NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd (NBP) and BW LPG for support in retrofitting 37 vessels with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).
NBP is a subsidiary of NYK, Japan’s largest shipping company, and is one of the world’s leading ocean carriers of project cargo, heavy-lift cargo, steel products, and bulk cargo.
The scope of the contract with Goltens includes 3D laser scanning and modelling of BWTS, delivering detailed design packages, and installation supervision in the shipyard.
BW LPG awarded orders for the same scope of work for retrofitting 12 of their LPG carriers. BW LPG currently owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of very large gas carriers.
Work has already commenced on both contracts and Goltens vice president for Asia Sandeep Seth said “These are significant orders for Goltens, and we appreciate the confidence both NBP and BW have shown in our capabilities.”
With the Ballast Water Management Convention in effect and emissions regulations coming into force in January 2020, Mr Seth reported a marked increase in response from owners and operators. “Goltens’ clients are feeling the pressure of regulations, and they need solutions. Demand for fast-track compliance support with Goltens Green Technologies’ smart retrofit services is really starting to take off.”
Goltens Green Technologies has now completed, or is in the process of completing, 435 ballast water retrofit projects around the globe, ranging in scope from 3D scanning and modelling to turnkey installations of systems.
Goltens also reports a strong orderbook, with over 100 additional BWTS contracted.
Goltens managing director Roy Strand told Ballast Water Treatment Technology that the company does not comment on the make of BWMS being installed.