Greek owner Angelicoussis Shipping Group (ASGL) has entered into a contract with USA-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Ecochlor to retrofit 36 vessels including suezmaxes, aframaxes, VLCCs, minicapes and capesizes.
The installations are expected between 2018 and 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.
The new BWT systems will ensure that ASGL’s vessels comply with both 2020 IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and US Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.
“Having both IMO and USCG Type Approval were very important factors in the selection process by ASGL. Our expertise as well as the system’s ease of use and reliability are critical issues to shipowners as they look for manufacturers that are absolutely committed to making sure their vessels are in compliance with BWT regulations now, and for the life of the vessel,” said Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor.