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KEPPEL SHIPYARD LTD. - BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM (B.W.T.S.) RETROFIT PROJECT - 26/6/2013
Our exclusively represented principal Keppel Shipyard has successfully completed Singapore’s first Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) retrofit project.
The JFE Ballast Ace system was installed on the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Libra Trader, which left the yard on 4 April 2013. Owned by MOL Tankship Management (Asia) (MOL), Libra Trader is the first Japanese VLCC to undergo such a retrofit.
Keppel Shipyard’s work scope for the VLCC included the installation of oxidising and reducing agent tanks, pipes, filters and a control system.
Mr Chor How Jat, MD of Keppel Shipyard, shared, “We are thankful and proud to have been selected by MOL to undertake this significant project. It is with the confidence and support of customers that we are able to build on our capabilities over the years.
“With the Ballast Water Management Convention coming into force soon, we believe that the industry will benefit from having experienced yards deepen their knowledge and experience in BWTS retrofit.”
Keppel Shipyard has serviced more than 200 vessels for the MOL Group since 2000, when the companies signed a long-term fleet agreement.
To further strengthen its BWTS capabilities, Keppel Shipyard continues to pursue partnerships with established BWTS vendors and other related service providers.
The yard has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global BWTS specialist Techcross to undertake joint marketing initiatives and share support services.
(Source: Keppelite )
We are looking forward to receiving your inquiries for similar retrofit projects which will be treated as always by our experienced staff with the greatest care and attention.