Angelicoussis Shipping Group is to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) from US-based Ecochlor on 36 of its vessels between 2018 and 2020.
Angelicoussis Shipping Group consists of Maran Tanker Management, the oil tanker shipping unit, and Anangel Maritime Services, the dry bulk carrier shipping unit. The BWTS will be installed on Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes across the fleets.
According to Anangel, Ecochlor BWTS were selected due to the BWTS features. Ecochlor’s system is based on a two-step treatment process that includes filtration and treatment with chlorine dioxide. The system is designed for installation on all ships but especially the mid-sized to largest bulkers and tankers in the world. The design is also optimised for hazardous area installations.
Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito said: “Having both IMO and USCG Type Approval were very important factors in the selection process by ASGL. Our expertise as well as the system’s ease of use and reliability are critical issues to shipowners as they look for manufacturers that are absolutely committed to making sure their vessels are in compliance with BWT regulations now, and for the life of the vessel.”
Ecochlor’s BWTS has been installed on dozens of Aframax Tankers and Suezmax Tankers with ballast water flow rates ranging from 750 to 6,000 m3/hr.