ASRY, the Bahrain-based maritime repair and fabrication facility, has signed an agreement with Egypt-based Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC) to install ballast water management systems (BWMS) on part of its fleet.
The agreement has seen one system installed on Sea Jewel, a VLCC, with a further two vessels to have installations in the coming months. Negotiations continue to extend the agreement to include more installations throughout 2018 and 2019.
“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 BWMS regulations. More of our regular customers are now moving forward with their BWMS plans and we have been working closely with them from both an engineering and installation perspective to make these decisions as efficient as possible,” said ASRY ship repair manager Magdy Sharkawy.
“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,” said AMPTC technical manager Ahmed Demerdash.
The AMPTC vessels will receive BWMS from Hyundai, with which ASRY has a memorandum of understanding to be a preferred yard for both BWMS and scrubber installations.
That agreement sets out a framework for co-operation that includes the retrofit of BWMS 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 training to optimise the installation process.
The Original Posted by Craig Jallal, tankers and markets editor/Ballast Water Treatment Technology