Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine and Italy’s ballast water management system (BWMS) maker De Nora Water Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) yesterday (25 May) that will add the Balpure BWMS to its Green Technology Retrofit (GTR) programme. It can already offer other treatment technologies under the scheme.
Under the GTR scheme, Balpure will be available as part of a turnkey service that includes project management, vessel survey, integration design engineering, BWMS selection and retrofit installation services. The MoU also enables Sembcorp Marine to suppy and install De Nora Water Technologies’s equipment at its yards.
Sembcorp Marine can already offer UV-based and an in-tank inert gas-based BWMS, while Balpure uses De Nora’s slip stream electrochlorination system. “It has long been recognised that no ballast water treatment system provides a ‘one size fits all’ solution,” commented Don Stephen, managing director for Balpure systems at De Nora Water Technologies in a statement announcing the MoU, explaining that Balpure is particularly suited to large vessels with high ballast flow rates.
He said that the opportunity to offer Balpure as part of a turnkey solution “has long been an aspiration of ours” and he looked forward to “developing a close relationship providing our electrochlorination expertise, relevant training, and reliable services to Sembcorp.”