MAY 14, 2018 — Maynard, MA, headquartered ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Ecochlor, Inc. has won a contract to retrofit 36 vessels, including Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes for Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL). Installations are expected to be carried out between 2018 – 2020 in Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China.
Maran Tankers Management (MTM) is the Oil Tanker Shipping unit of the Group while Anangel Maritime Services Inc. (AMSI) manages the Bulk Carrier fleet of ASGL.
For Maran Tankers Management choosing a BWTS with low power consumption and a minimal environmental footprint, along with providing a safe, easy-to-operate option for crew were critical factors in opting for the Ecochlor solution.
Anangel opted for the Ecochlor BWTS after a thorough review of its features and benefits, along with a commitment to customer service and ensuring the compliance of Anangel vessels.
“We look forward to working with both Maran and Angangel to retrofit their fleet of vessels and continuing to support their efforts in satisfying regulatory compliance. Our BWTS are setting the standard in the ballast water treatment industry for operational performance and reliability,” said Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor.
Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito remarked, “Having both IMO and USCG Type Approval were very important factors in the selection process by ASGL. Our expertise as well as the system’s ease of use and reliability are critical issues to shipowners as they look for manufacturers that are absolutely committed to making sure their vessels are in compliance with BWT regulations now, and for the life of the vessel.”