RWO Marine Water Technology has received an order for three of its CleanBallast ballast water treatment systems from Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine and Engineering (SHI-ME).
The ballast water treatment plants will be installed in 2012 in three Aframax tankers that will be built for a European shipowner by the Japanese shipyard, which is based in Yokosuka, Japan.
The CleanBallast systems, with a maximum capacity of 3,000m³/hr, will be equipped with several of RWO’s disinfection systems operating in parallel, allowing the systems to cater for differing rates of ballasting and de-ballasting.
The shipyard has already signed a letter of intent for two further RWO ballast water treatment systems with discussions for additional ships in the series at an advanced stage.
To date, RWO has received orders for more than 40 CleanBallast systems. By the beginning of May, 32 ballast water treatment units from the Bremen company were in successful commercial operation.