ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A. and Thoresen & Co (Bangkok) Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), on the 14th of June 2016, to kick-start cooperation in the installation of ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) on Thoresen vessels.
12 Bulk Carrier vessels will be retrofitted with ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT 1000m3/h, including a full engineering package (3D laser scanning, engineering study, etc.).
The first installation is scheduled for the year to come, whereas the last delivery in 2021.
A representative from Thoresen explained: “Our main purpose is to establish positive outcomes in communication and cooperation with ERMA FIRST as well as to ensure that our vessels will carry ERMA FIRST BWTS onboard in time and fully meet all related requirements of IMO and USCG.”
Mr. Leif Erik Caspersen, ERMA FIRST International Sales Manager stated, “We are very proud to have included Thoresen & Co (Bangkok) Ltd to our reference list and we are confident that both parties will remain satisfied as this MOU serves our mutual benefits.”
Finally yet importantly, the representative from Thoresen claimed: “We chose ERMA FIRST based on the entire package offered, which provides top quality, best customer support and service, while remaining the most competitive in the market. With the ratification of the 2004 Convention on Ballast Water Treatment System nearing entry-into-force, we are convinced that this is the right time for getting systems at the absolute best price.”
ERMA FIRST S.A. was established in 2009 by a team of specialists with strong background and expertise in waste and water treatment technology in Marine applications.. Being successfully tested in the most prominent test facilities, the ERMA FIRST systems are certified and have been awarded for technological achievement many times through the years. ERMA FIRST holds a strong position in the global competition in ballast water treatment with some of the systems’ main advantages being low energy consumption, low pressure drop, small footprint and operation in fresh water. In a very short period of time, the company has numerous projects in in Greece, Germany Romania, China, Korea, Japan, Italy and Turkey as well as other areas.
Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand and Singapore established in 1904. Thoresen Shipping’s bulk carrier vessels are deployed in trades which service the needs of clients in a blend of COA’s / period charters and spot charters both in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
For more information please visit: www.thoresen.com