De Nora and Sembcorp Marine sign MOU on the supply of BALPURE® systems for ballast water technology retrofits
Patented slip stream electrochlorination BWTS to be installed at Sembcorp Marine’s Singapore yards
Singapore -- De Nora, a market leading supplier of electrochlorination equipment, today announced the signing of an MOU with Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine on the supply and installation of De Nora BALPURE® slip stream electrochlorination ballast water treatment systems at the latter’s yards in Singapore. This collaboration also enables BALPURE® systems to be made available through a turnkey solution from Sembcorp Marine, which includes project management, vessel survey, integration design engineering, ballast water management system equipment selection, and retrofit installation services.
The patented De Nora BALPURE® slip stream electrochlorination system is ideally suited to large vessels with high ballast flow rates. It utilizes unique self-cleaning electrodes.
Don Stephen, Managing Director, BALPURE® systems at De Nora Water Technologies commented: “Offering our De Nora BALPURE® system as a turnkey solution to meet the compliance needs of ship owners has long been an aspiration of ours. Working with Sembcorp to realise this objective allows us to better support ship owners in cooperation with a leading yard that has the understanding and expertise to provide excellent customer service. In turn, we look forward to developing a close relationship providing our electrochlorination expertise, relevant training, and reliable services to Sembcorp.
“It has long been recognised that no ballast water treatment system provides a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Different vessel types, sizes and routes have differing demands and requirements from a ballast water treatment system. By partnering with Sembcorp Marine to offer a full solution with high ballast flow rates, we give peace of mind to customers on their choice of ballast water treatment retrofit.”
De Nora BALPURE® equipment is IMO Type Approved with USCG AMS Acceptance and is currently progressing through both land-based and shipboard testing for compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) ballast water management legislation and renewal of its IMO Type Approval.