ASRY installing BWTS on AMPTC fleet

Jun 15 2018

ASRY, the Bahrain-based shiprepair and fabrication facility, has signed an agreement with tanker owner, Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co (AMPTC), to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) on part of its fleet.

One system has already been installed on a VLCC, with another two more to receive installations in the coming months. Negotiations continue to extend the agreement to include more installations throughout 2018 and 2019.


ASRY Ship Repair general manager, Magdy Sharkawy, explained; “Like many of our customers, we have a long and trusting partnership with AMPTC, and we’re happy to be chosen as their partner to optimise their fleet for the new BWTS regulations. More of our regular customers are now moving forward with their BWTS plans and we have been working closely with them from both an engineering and installation perspective to make these decisions as efficient as possible.”


Ahmed Demerdash, AMPTC’s technical manager, added; “ASRY was our first choice for these installations, as they have good experience with the engineering requirements, and a good network of partnerships that we can rely on. They have taken good care of our fleet for many years, and this is a continuation of that collaboration.”


The AMPTC vessels will receive the BWTS from Hyundai, with which ASRY has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be a ‘preferred yard’ for both BWTS and scrubber installations.  


This agreement sets out a framework for preferential co-operation that includes the retrofit of BWTS and scrubbers, takes Hyundai Global Service as one of the preferred suppliers to ASRY for Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) equipment, including 2-stroke and 4-stroke engine main equipment parts and spare parts, and also all commits to joint undertaking of the required training to optimise the installation process.


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