Trojan Marinex to supply ballast water treatment system for Turkish firm Ulusoy
Turkey-based Ulusoy Denizyollari Isletmeciligi has selected the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system to retrofit 12 vessels, including bulk carriers.
Trojan Marinex will work on the project jointly with Turkish channel partner Esko Marine.
Trojan Technologies senior vice-president Christian Williamson said: "Being the first in the world to have submitted for United States Coast Guard type approval, we are committed to providing vessel owners the certifications they need to not interrupt their business of trade.
"Ulusoy required not only regulatory compliance confidence but also a solution that was both compact and seamless to operate, minimizing disruption to the vessel and crew. We are very pleased to be able to meet their needs."
With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM) moving towards ratification, and the approaching compliance timelines of the US Coast Guard (USCG), there has been an increased demand for BWT systems globally.
Ulusoy Denizyollari Isletmeciligi general manager Mesut Cesur said: "Trojan Marinex is able to offer a highly valued solution, compact, low-power draw systems, an integrated service network, and compliance confidence.
"We are impressed with their commitment to obtain United States Coast Guard type approval, and strongly feel that their systems are the best fit for these twelve vessels."
Trojan Marinex BWT system was tested in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Ballast Water Protocol, in all three salinity ranges - fresh water, brackish water, and marine water, under the supervision of DNV, a certified independent lab by the USCG.