Oslo based Bulkship Management AS has signed a fleet agreement with Alfa Laval covering the supply of 30 PureBallast 3 Compact Flex ballast water management systems over the next four years, along with commissioning and training. Individual systems will handle flows of 250, 500, 600 or 1,000 cu.m/h, and all of the systems will have U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval.
“Alfa Laval has provided us with strong support throughout the selection process and planning,” says Knut Johan Steneng, Managing Director of Bulkship Management AS. “Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 was clearly the best solution for our needs, and we know that Alfa Laval’s global network will provide us with smooth access to service and parts.”
Bulkship Management AS found numerous technical advantages to PureBallast 3 Compact Flex, which is delivered as separate components for flexible installation. They included not only the small system footprint, but also the automatic Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) process that safeguards the system’s performance.
“The CIP sequence that cleans the quartz sleeves and UV sensor after ballast operations will keep our maintenance needs to a minimum,” says Steneng. “But above all it will ensure that we get everything we can out of the UV lamps. The most important thing is knowing our vessels are compliant, whatever the water conditions or quality.”
The fleet agreement with Bulkship Management AS includes commissioning and training by Alfa Laval.
“PureBallast 3 is a compliance system, so its quality and performance are both very important,” Steneng concludes. “But so is the organization behind it. Alfa Laval’s expertise and ongoing support will help us to secure compliance in the long term.”