Maran Tankers Entrusts Sembcorp Marine with Scrubber, BWMS Retrofits

ship pumping out ballast waterIllustration; Image Courtesy: Ecochlor

Maran Tankers, part of Greek shipping major Angelicoussis Shipping Group, has hired Sembcorp Marine for the installation of marine 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 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) 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 program,” Maran Tankers said.

“Sembcorp Marine’s breakthrough green technology retrofits contract from Maran Tankers is testimony to our expertise and trusted experience in a highly competitive market,” said Sembcorp Marine Head of Repairs & Upgrades Alvin Gan.

The shipbuilder said that the installation of the equipment will take place at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard and Admiralty Yard.

With the latest contract from Maran Tankers, Sembcorp Marine now has an installation track record of four marine scrubbers and 23 ballast water management systems.

In May 2018, Angelicoussis Shipping Group announced that it has selected USA-based Ecochlor to retrofit its 36 vessels with the company’s ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) in order to comply with the new regulations.

The retrofit candidates included Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes. The installations are scheduled to take place between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.

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