TECO 2030 has received an order for a TECO 2030 ballast water management system (BWMS) from Oceanbat, worth approximately US$272,000
Oceanbat SA, part of Grupo Vepamil, owns and operates tankers and provides bunkers to international vessels calling in Ecuadorian ports.
TECO 2030 specialises in newbuild and retrofit installations of BWMS, advanced wastewater purification systems, exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) and refrigeration equipment.
The company carries out much of the pre-installation and commissioning work while vessels are in service to minimise shipyard costs and off-hire time.
TECO 2030 chief executive Tore Enger said of the Oceanbat deal, “The sale of existing and proven technology to reduce emissions and pollution from ships means TECO 2030 will have meaningful revenue streams while we work on our most ambitious project, developing the TECO marine fuel cell, a hydrogen-based fuel cell specifically tailored for maritime use.”
TECO 2030’s FCM 400 fuel cell module and FCC 1600 fuel cell container are both undergoing development and type-approval in accordance with maritime rules and regulations.
He added, “The order from Oceanbat perfectly illustrates this combination of short-term sales and long-term development. By 2024, all ships will need a ballast water treatment system.”
The TECO BWMS, powered by BIO-SEA, is a water treatment system designed for inactivation and elimination of organisms in the ballast water, complying with the IMO D-2 standard and USCG regulations for discharge of such water by vessels during their ballasting operations. The system also complies with the new G8 rules which came into force in October 2020.
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