Norwegian ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Optimarin, has offered its customers a five-year parts and servicing guarantee.
Any shipowner that signs a framework agreement with Optimarin for installation of its BWTS, the Optimarin Ballast System (OBS), on multiple vessels will be provided with a five-year contract that covers all parts and servicing worldwide.
The first manufacturer to do so, it marks a step of increasing commitment from suppliers to shipowners.
CEO Tore Andersen explains that by offering this five-year guarantee, it demonstrates the company’s long-term faith in its system, and “absolute commitment to this segment”.
According to Andersen, no other manufacturer offers a guarantee of this nature. It gives shipowners and operators the complete piece of mind of total regulatory compliance, wherever they are in the world.
Optimarin’s BWTS is fully United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approved, meaning that shipowners can operate worldwide in complete compliance with the International Maritime Organization and USCG requirements. The system operates using UV light and is modular in its configuration to enable easy and quick installation, without the need for drydock.