TECO 2030 has received an order for four TECO ballast water treatment systems from Dole
TECO 2030’s sales team in Miami has won an order for four ballast water management systems (BWMS) from specialist refrigerated shipping company Dole. The deal is said to be worth Nkr5.3M (US$625,000).
TECO is a specialist in the newbuild and retrofit installation of BWMS, as well as advanced waste-water 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 so as to minimise shipyard costs and off-hire time.
Under an agreement signed in June 2019, TECO provides the turnkey BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system. This is an IMO and USCG type-approved BWMS and has a decade of proven operational reliability.
TECO 2030 chief executive Tore Enger said of the Dole deal, “The sale of existing and proven technology to reduce pollution emissions and pollution from ships means TECO 2030 will have meaningful revenue streams while we work on our most ambitious project, the development of the TECO marine fuel cell, a hydrogen-based fuel cell specifically tailored for maritime use. The order from Dole perfectly illustrates this combination of short-term sales and long-term development,” he said.
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.
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 were put in force in October 2020.
“By 2024 all ships will need a ballast water treatment system,” said Mr Enger.
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