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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 

Maran Tankers awarded Sembcorp Marine its biggest green technology retrofits contract to date this month, with orders for the installation of marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems to 13 of the Greek owner’s vessels.

Under the contract, four suezmax tankers will be fitted with marine scrubbers and ballast water management systems between the third quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2019, while a further nine Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) will have marine scrubbers installed between May 2019 and February 2020.

The installation of 13 marine scrubbers and four ballast water management systems in total will take place at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard and Admiralty Yard.

Commenting on the contract, Maran Tankers said: “Sembcorp Marine Repairs & Upgrades was selected to be our partner for scrubber and ballast water management system installations as they have demonstrated the ability to work in tandem with us right from the project’s initial phase, showing dedication and commitment to resolve challenges as a team. We are confident that this partnership will be the blueprint for a successful fleet retrofitting programme and we thank them for their enthusiastic and spirited efforts thus far. We look forward to a successful collaboration.”

Sembcorp Marine Head of Repairs & Upgrades Alvin Gan added: “Sembcorp Marine’s breakthrough green technology retrofits contract from Maran Tankers is testimony to our expertise and trusted experience in a highly competitive market. We thank Maran Tankers and its parent company, the Angelicoussis Shipping Group, for choosing Sembcorp Marine as a key partner in executing their scrubber and ballast water management system retrofitting programme. We appreciate their confidence in our capabilities.”

With the latest contract from Maran Tankers, Sembcorp Marine now has an installation track record of four marine scrubbers and 23 ballast water management systems. Its green technology retrofits customers include ASP Shipmanagement, ASEAN Cableship, Carnival Corporation, Chevron Shipping, KLC Shipping, MOL Shipping, Naftomar Shipping, Petroleum Geo-Services, Solvang Skibs AS and Wilhelmsen Ship Management.

Sembcorp Marine’s own Semb-Eco LUV Ballast Water Management System received the Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award at the 2017 Singapore International Maritime Awards for its highly energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly ballast water treatment solution.

Semb-Eco LUV expects to receive the US Coast Guard Type Approval certification in the coming months. It is the only ballast water management system to be researched, developed, manufactured and factory-tested in Singapore.

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