The Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Group, which has around 50 members, has signed a fleet agreement with Alfa Laval worth around $23 million covering the installation of PureBallast 3 systems in the group’s vessels.
The choice of PureBallast 3 was made by the group’s technical committee after a year of carefully evaluating 14 different UV ballast water treatment systems. Alfa Laval’s comprehensive BWT offering, especially in regards to service, was a key factor for the group.
“We were convinced not only by the PureBallast 3 technology, but also by the total support offered to us by Alfa Laval,” says Simge Shipping shipowner Mr Murat Er, who leads Turkish Shipowners BWT Group. “Alfa Laval’s strong presence and well-developed portfolio of services in ballast water treatment will mean peace of mind for Turkish Shipowners BWT Group vessels in complying with the regulations.”
The PureBallast 3 systems will be delivered for installation on vessels over a five-year period between 2019 and 2024. They will Include effective systems with small foot print for flows down to 85 cu.m/h as well as a few systems for large flows up to 1,000 cu.m/h.
“This is an extremely important agreement for Alfa Laval, both regionally and globally,” says Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “We are proud to have the trust of such prominent owners and operators, and we look forward to working with Turkish Shipowners BWT Group and its crews.”
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.
Left to Right: Viktor Friberg, Head of Global Sales, Alfa Laval PureBallast; Peter Sahlén, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast; Murat Er, Leader of Turkish Shipowners BWT Group; Tayfun Aydemir, Managing Director, Alfa Laval Turkey; Sabri Yazgan, Marine Division Manager, Alfa Laval Turkey