Some 50 members of the Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment Group have signed a US$22.2M, multi-fleet agreement to install ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on board their vessels
At the signing ceremony in Istanbul on 4 July 2019, the Turkish Shipowners’ BWT Group confirmed the decision to install Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 systems on the group’s vessels.
The group said its technical committee spent a year evaluating more than a dozen different UV-based BWTSs.
Alfa Laval PureBallast was the first chemical-free solution for ballast water treatment certified by International Maritime Organization and an early recipient of the US Coast Guard’s type-approval for use across all water salinities, including fresh water.
The PureBallast system has an enhanced UV reactor, which Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water jointly developed based on Wallenius Water technology.
The PureBallast 3 systems will be delivered for installation on vessels between 2019 and 2024. They will include effective systems with small footprints for flows down to 85 m3/h as well as a few systems for large flows up to 1,000 m3/h.
“This is an extremely important agreement for Alfa Laval, both regionally and globally,” said Alfa Laval PureBallast director Peter Sahlén.
Mr Sahlén also announced at the signing ceremony that Alfa Laval will open a training centre in Istanbul, where crews will be able to train on a PureBallast 3 system.