Cleanship were contracted by a major ship management company to undertake a full turnkey BWMS retrofit on a fleet of oil tankers serving the east coast of Canada and the US.
To provide an EC ballast water management solution suitable for a space restricted oil tanker frequently travelling in extreme conditions, which must be ready for implementation by the vessel’s pre-scheduled drydock date.
This enabled the deckhouse to be placed directly above the submerged pumps, therefore saving the client thousands on expensive cable and pipework. Due to the weather conditions experienced on the vessel’s frequent trade routes, bespoke steam heaters were required to be installed in addition to thermal and A60 fire insulation. The main deck was required to be kept clear for operational purposes. This meant that the deckhouse must be placed circa 3m above the main deck, to align with the ship’s main walkway.
Cleanship successfully designed and manufactured this deckhouse and all associated pipework for a seamless, plug and play install on the vessel. The client was very satisfied with the project outcome owing to the high standard of quality despite working to a shorter delivery schedule than would typically be expected on a project of this type.
Complying with all Lloyd’s Register and SOLAS standards, the vessel is now sailing with the second deckhouse in production.
Gianluigi has assisted in the successful completion of over 100 retrofit projects to date.
Martyn has over 10 years of design engineering experience and is responsible for the effective design of the above project.