Turkish ship owners Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products have signed a fleet agreement with Swedish engineering group Alfa Laval for ballast water treatment retrofits of their combined fleet of 16 tankers.
Under the deal, Alfa Laval will provide a total of 33 PureBallast systems, including skid-mounted PureBallast 3 Compact systems and PureBallast 3 Ex systems for up to 3000 m3/h.
“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.”
Alfa Laval’s deliveries to Advantage Tankers & Advantage Products will stretch from March 2019 to March 2021. 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 company said.
“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.”
The order has a value of approximately SEK 95 million (USD 10.5 million).