Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Group, an association of about 50 shipowners, has signed a fleet agreement for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 systems.
The agreement is valued at approximately SEK 210 million (around USD 22.3 million).
At the signing ceremony in Istanbul on July 4, 2019, members of the Turkish alliance confirmed the decision to install PureBallast 3 systems on their vessels. The choice of PureBallast 3 was made by the group’s technical committee after a year of evaluating 14 different UV ballast water treatment systems.
As informed, the PureBallast 3 systems will be delivered for installation on vessels over a five-year period between 2019 and 2024.
The systems are intended for a variety of small vessels and will be of very small sizes, according to Alfa Laval.
“This is an extremely important agreement for Alfa Laval, both regionally and globally,” Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast, commented.
During the signing ceremony, Sahlén announced that Alfa Laval will open a training center in Istanbul, where crews will be able to train on a physical PureBallast 3 system.
Alfa Laval PureBallast was the first chemical-free solution for ballast water treatment certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and one of the first systems to receive the US Coast Guard type approval for usage in all water salinities, including fresh water. A vital component of PureBallast is the enhanced UV reactor.