Sea Tankers opts for containerised BWMS

May 10 2019

Sea Tankers has chosen DESMI Ocean Guard’s CompactClean ballast water management system (BWMS) for its fleet.

The Cyprus-based company also appointed the BWMS supplier to undertake all of the required engineering for the retrofits.


The first three vessels will be retrofitted with CompactClean BWMS this year, while the rest will follow subsequently.


All the vessels will be fitted with a CompactClean-750 system installed in a container fitted on the vessels’ deck. This solution was chosen, as the tankers have submerged ballast pumps, and hence no pump room where an BWMS can be installed.


Sea Tankers’ CompactClean BWMS are EX certified versions approved for the installation in hazardous areas on tankers. DESMI will supply the complete package, consisting of BWMS equipment in a containerised solution together with an engineering package, including manufacturing drawings of piping, pipe supports, foundations, etc, and a detailed installation manual for each vessel.


Deputy managing director of Sea Tankers, Francis Laverriere, explained that the CompactClean system was chosen for a variety of reasons, some of them being:

*The small footprint, which allows for the complete installation to be inside a 20 ft container.

*Simplicity ofthe systems’ operation and the high level of automation.

*Low opex.


He added: “We particularly appreciated the professionalism of the DESMI team, commercially and technically. We have the feeling that we realise the projects in partnership and not in a customer vs supplier relationship. DESMI was very responsive and found the necessary capabilities to adapt the system onto our parcel tankers in an EX environment. We chose DESMI for the retrofit of our fleet mainly for these reasons.”


“The solution selected by Sea Tankers with a containerised deck installation of CompactClean BWMS is one we have already sold to several other customers with similar vessels, and we have good experience. We are therefore confident that the collaboration with Sea Tankers will be successful and we are already well underway with the work for the first vessel,” explained Rasmus Folsø, DESMI Ocean Guard CEO.


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