Greece-based TMS Tankers has selected Coldharbour Marine’s GLD ballast water treatment system for retrofit to its fleet.
- TMS Tankers’ Bordeira will be the first to be fitted with the BWTS in early 2018. It will be used to carry out USCG type approval tests, supervised by Lloyd’s Register.
- The inert gas BWTS does not require filters and uses an in-voyage treatment process to avoid disruption of ballasting operations.
- The treatment during voyage avoids the potential risk of regrowth during a long ballast voyage, meaning that the tankers will meet required discharge standards at all times.