No choice in ballast water treatment is more secure
Alfa Laval has served the marine industry for a century, and has been involved in ballast water treatment since it was first proposed. Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 is a dependable choice not only in its own right, but also in terms of the global organization behind it.
Smooth-running ballast water treatment with Alfa Laval PureBallast 3
Though headquartered in Japan, Dowa Line has had operations in the Americas for over 35 years. The company is not only one of the leading Japanese cargo operators in American markets, but also an early mover in ballast water treatment with extensive experience of operating Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.
Since 1981, Dowa Line has developed contract cargo shipping services throughout North, Central and South America, including the Caribbean. The company's vessels transport grain, fertilizer, bauxite and sugar, along with a wide range of other bulk commodities.
When it comes to environmental compliance, Dowa Line is comfortable being at the forefront. This can be seen in ballast water treatment, where the company has an unusually strong base of practical experience.
KOTC chooses Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 for ballast water treatment throughout its fleet – including VLCCs
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) is one of many ship owners choosing UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination for large ballast water flows. Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will be installed on vessels throughout the KOTC fleet, including VLCCs with flows of 6000 m3/h each.
Founded in 1957, KOTC has a present fleet capacity of around 2.4 million barrels – roughly the equivalent of Kuwait’s daily oil production. Of the 28 vessels KOTC owns, 12 are VLCCs with a deadweight of over 300,000 tonnes. These massive tankers will now be retrofitted with Alfa Laval PureBallast 3, which will also be the choice for VLCC newbuilds and the smaller vessels under KOTC ownership.
“PureBallast 3 is the right equipment to have on bigger ships like VLCCs,” says Jamil Al-Ali, Manager Fleet Engineering Group at KOTC. “Alfa Laval has a tried, tested and proven system for supporting that huge capacity of ballast water without delays to the cargo operations.”