Enterprises Shipping opts for Envirocleanse ballast water treatment
ENTERPRISE Shipping & Trading SA (EST) has purchased the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) produced by Envirocleanse LLC for both its bulk and tanker units
ENTERPRISE Shipping & Trading SA (EST) has purchased the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) produced by Envirocleanse LLC for both its bulk and tanker units.
Initial installation of the equipment will commence in the second quarter, with a further 30 vessels to be fitted out over the coming five years.
Enterprise Shipping & Trading fleet manager E. Candiotis said: 'Finally, a solution that fits with the operational profile of our vessels. This is what the industry has been waiting for the last ten years.
'EST had chosen not to decide on BWTS retrofits because of the immaturity of the industry, the regulatory uncertainty and the need to filter huge volumes of water whilst in port waiting for a costly failure.
'Our strategy has been to wait for the next-generation of technologies that are designed to fit with and have the least impact on our fleet's operations and the vessels' engine room, while at the same time they provide an adequate degree of redundancy and assurance of compliance in all occasions. inTankTM checks all the boxes.'
Said Envirocleanse president Jim Stanka: 'EST conducted an intense evaluation of all aspects of the inTankTM system to ensure the most comprehensive fit for their fleet profile: opex; capex; compliance; reliability; cargo operations; modular and flexible installation.'