Goltens to retrofit OceanSaver BWT systems on two gas carriers of BP Shipping


Goltens has received a contract from the maritime arm of British headquartered global oil company BP, BP Shipping, to retrofit ballast water treatment (BWT) systems on its gas carrier fleet.

Financial details of the agreement have not been disclosed.

The deal will see Goltens perform the engineering and retrofit installation of OceanSaver BWT systems on-board BP Shipping’s two 138,000m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, named British Innovator and British Merchant.

The company will begin the engineering and prefabrication work this year followed by the installation services, which are expected to be completed in 2018. 

Goltens Worldwide chief operating officer Roy Strand said: “We look forward to working closely with BP and applying our well-proven process to the retrofit of these two gas carriers in the most efficient manner.”

"We look forward to working closely with BP and applying our well-proven process to the retrofit of these two gas carriers in the most efficient manner."

The company has been involved in more than 240 ballast water retrofit projects to date, including a wide range of vessel types and all of the major system manufacturers.

Goltens provides clients with comprehensive support for their BWT retrofit projects from its centres of excellence, which are located in Oslo, Miami, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Busan, and Groningen in the Netherlands.

The support services offered by the company include 3D laser scanning and design engineering, system evaluation and comparisons

The company also offers total engineering packages comprising bill of materials, 3D shipyard installation drawings and instructions and Marine Class Submittals, as well as full turnkey installations.