Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has secured a retrofit contract from Greek owner Angelicoussis’ Maran Tankers for the installation of scrubbers and ballast water management systems on 13 vessels.
Under the contract, four suezmax tankers will be fitted with marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems between the third quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019, while a further nine VLCCs will have marine scrubbers installed between May 2019 and February 2020.
“Sembcorp Marine repairs & upgrades was selected to be our partner for scrubber and ballast water management system installations as they have demonstrated the ability to work in tandem with us right from the project’s initial phase, showing dedication and commitment to resolve challenges as a team. We are confident that this partnership will be the blueprint for a successful fleet retrofitting programme and we thank them for their enthusiastic and spirited efforts thus far. We look forward to a successful collaboration,” Maran Tankers said.
Maran Tankers currently operates a fleet 48 tankers.