BWMS Deckhouse on Oil Tanker

CLEANSHIP TURNKEY PROJECT

BWMS Deckhouse on Oil Tanker

CLEANSHIP TURNKEY PROJECT

Project Overview

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.

Custom
Deckhouse

DESIGNED & FABRICATED BY CLEANSHIP

Hazardous & Non Hazardous Areas

DESIGNED TO HOUSE ATEX & NON ATEX RATED EQUIPMENT

Fully Compliant with Class

APPROVED BY LLOYD'S REGISTER CLASS SOCIETY

Project Objective

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.

Key Challenges

Due to the installation of an EGCS system circa 5 years previous, there was no space internally to put the BWMS. This resulted in the design of a custom deckhouse to be placed on the main deck. The client also required all equipment to be housed within the deckhouse. Due to the main deck being a hazardous area, the majority of the equipment was Atex rated. The additional, non-Atex equipment was placed in a bespoke non-hazardous section of the deckhouse.

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.

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Project Outcome

This project enabled our engineers to showcase their experience to meet the client’s needs. As the project was a full turnkey operation, our engineers and project managers worked diligently to ensure the timely and cost effective delivery of all aspects from inital 3D scanning of the vessel, through the detailed design phase and into the fabrication of the deckhouse. The client was able to rely on a single key partner to deliver the project, cutting down on time typically spent on supplier management.

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.

Key Project Personnel

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Gianluigi Caruso

Retrofit & BWTS Manager

Gianluigi has assisted in the successful completion of over 100 retrofit projects to date.

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Martyn McKellar

BWMS Design Engineer

Martyn has over 10 years of design engineering experience and is responsible for the effective design of the above project.

Get in touch to find out more

Tel: +44(0)141 285 0363

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