Norway-based TeamTec has signed an agreement with Kurita Water Industries in Japan to acquire all certificates and rights for a newly developed ballast water management system (BWMS), branded TeamTec Senza BWMS
The filterless BWMS uses standard, non-proprietary chemicals during ballast (sodium hypochlorite) and de-ballast (sodium sulfite) operations.
According to TeamTec, the Senza BWMS’ simplicity makes it easy to install on both new and old ships. Only minor modifications to the ballast piping are needed to retrofit Senza BWMS, making it possible to complete the installation while sailing.
The system includes limited moving parts and no complex equipment resulting in minimal maintenance and easy operation for the crew.
TeamTec chief executive Olav Voie said, “We see a high interest for a hassle-free, yet competitively priced BWMS which hardly uses any power and offers minimal installation costs.”
He added, “We experience increasing demand from yards and shipowners for BWMS that do not use filters and are easy to install. Senza BWMS will enable us to offer a system with extremely low installation costs, as well as being a very competitive alternative for vessels traditionally using a UV system. With Senza there is no risk of experiencing a clogged-up filter that disrupts operations resulting in extending the vessel’s time in port and unwanted delays.”
Regarding TeamTec Senza BWMS’ position in the TeamTec product range, Mr Voie said, “Senza BWMS will be a valuable extension to our product range and fits right into our globally present sales, service and manufacturing organisation. We think it is of value for customers that the ballast water management product range is offered by an already profitable and solid company with a diversified product portfolio.
Senza BWMS is fully IMO G8/G9 as well as USCG approved.
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