TORM to install Alfa Laval BWTS on 47 product tankers

Sep 14 2018

Copenhagen-based product tanker owner TORM is to retrofit 36 Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex systems within its existing fleet and also fit systems on 11 newbuildings.

Alfa Laval will provide large-flow ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for the 36 vessels between 2019 and 2024.


TORM has worked with PureBallast 3 Ex since 2017 and retrofitted its first system in 2018. Having recently ordered PureBallast 3 Ex for newbuilding projects in China, TORM will now retrofit the system across their product tanker fleet.


“Based on careful evaluation of the solutions on the market and our experience with PureBallast 3 Ex on board, we are confident that Alfa Laval is the right choice for ballast water treatment on our tankers,” said Jesper Jensen, head of technical division at TORM. “The system’s high performance, in combination with Alfa Laval’s global presence and service offering, will mean compliance security for our vessels.”


Under the fleet agreement, 47 TORM vessels will be equipped with large-flow BWTS each of 2,000 cu m per hour capacity. The deliveries will include connectivity units in addition to the systems themselves.


These units will provide remote access to operational performance data from the installed systems, which will secure long-term compliance with ballast water treatment regulations when combined with scheduled service support.


“We are proud that TORM has chosen Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex,” said Anders Lindmark, head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “We look forward to supporting TORM’s tanker fleet, both with our leading technology and with the services and knowledge to ensure long-term compliance.”


To acknowledge the signing of the fleet agreement, TORM’s Jesper Jensen and Anders Lindmark, made a joint appearance at SMM 2018 on 6th September at the Alfa Laval stand.


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