Sasebo Heavy Industries of Japan has retrofitted the first ballast water treatment system (BWTS) on a capesize bulker.
Sasebo announced it made the adjustments to NYK's 203,000-dwt Shin Onoe (built 2004) and equipped a 92,000-cbm ballast tank and a filter.
An official from the shipbuilder said “It is one of the largest-scale BWTS retrofits ever to be done on existing vessels,”
Meanwhile, in preparation of increasing demand for retrofits, the Japanese shipyard had become a partner with Chengxi Shipyard and COSCO in China.
Published : November 26, 2012
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