Optimarin increased the number of orders for OBS treatment systems in 2021
Since the beginning of 2021, the Optimarin company (Norway) has signed several contracts, framework agreements with shipowners for the supply of ballast water treatment plant systems, the company said in a press release.
The latest contract with the shipowner (whose name has not been disclosed) is to equip 30 ships with these systems. The order comes following the conclusion of a 40-ship framework agreement signed in January and the extension of the existing ship equipment contract.
The number of orders, including from new customers, exceeded 100 units for 2021.
To date, Optimarin has delivered over 700 treatment systems to the fleet owners. The modular solution applied by the manufacturer is suitable for vessels with limited space such as offshore platform supply vessels and crane vessels. In January, Optimarin was the first to receive US Coast Guard approval and certification for a UV + filter treatment system with a choice of two different filters, which means all of its components are now available from two different suppliers to ensure maximum availability and fast delivery.
In addition to being certified by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the OBS Ballast Water Treatment System has received type approval certification from the following classification societies: ABS, Bureau Veritas (BV), DNV, Lloyd Register (LR) and MLIT Japan. Optimarin systems are used by companies such as Saga Shipholding, Fednav, Hapag Lloyd, Ardmore, Carisbrooke, MOL, Evergreen, Tidewater, Solstad, DOF and Island Offshore.
Optimarin, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of ballast water treatment systems. The world's first Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) was installed aboard the Regal Princess cruise ship in 2000. Optimarin received Type Approval in 2009 under the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWMS) 2004.