2018-12-21 Product news
Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products sign fleet agreement covering retrofit and service of 33 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 systems
Prominent Turkish ship owners Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products (with Genel Denizcilik acting as the technical management company), have selected Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for ballast water treatment throughout their combined fleet. The recently signed fleet agreement covers a range of PureBallast 3 system types, as well as deckhouses and a service agreement.
Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products have a fleet comprising 16 tankers today. To ensure the ballast water compliance of their vessels, the companies have chosen to work with Alfa Laval. A total of 33 PureBallast systems, including skid-mounted PureBallast 3 Compact systems and PureBallast 3 Ex systems for up to 3000 m3/h, will be retrofitted across the fleet.
“After an in-depth evaluation of the solutions on the market, we concluded that Alfa Laval and PureBallast 3 are the ideal solution for our fleet,” says Aydin Aydin, Energy Manager at Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products. “PureBallast 3 offers reliable compliance with an excellent fit for the very large flows aboard our Aframax, Suezmax and product tankers.”
Extensive deliveries and dedicated service
Alfa Laval’s deliveries to Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products will stretch from March 2019 to March 2021. Besides the PureBallast 3 systems themselves, they will include deckhouse solutions for the five PureBallast 3 Ex systems to be installed on product tankers. For the first year after commissioning, Alfa Laval will also provide a PureBallast Compliance Service Package, which includes testing, calibration, system optimization and crew guidance.
“The PureBallast Compliance Service Package is an important part of our fleet agreement,” says Aydin. “The services it contains will ensure that our systems remain up and running according to their type approvals.”
To learn more about Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 and Alfa Laval’s approach to ballast water treatment, visit www.alfalaval.com/pureballast
About Alfa Laval PureBallast
PureBallast, which was the first commercially available ballast water treatment solution, is a chemical-free technology sold and serviced by Alfa Laval. A vital component of PureBallast is the enhanced UV reactor, which was developed jointly by Alfa Laval and Wallenius Water based on Wallenius Water technology. All PureBallast systems are available with both IMO and U.S. Coast Guard type approvals.
About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.
Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2017, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.3 billion (approx. 3.6 billion Euros). The company has about 16 400 employees.
Turkish Shipowners Ballast Water Treatment Group chooses Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for its vessels