Ballast Water Containers has secured a contract from Ecochlor for the design and manufacture of a containerised ballast water management system. An offshore container will house Ecochlor’s EcoOne® BWMS and the unit will be installed on a semi-submersible drilling rig.
With treatment components supplied by Ecochlor, the BWC team will manage both the design and fabrication of the customised container, which will need to withstand harsh offshore conditions, with temperatures ranging from lows of – 20 degrees C to highs of + 45 degrees. As the container is housed on a semi-submersible, a custom design is required to ensure it meets the requirements dictated by its offshore location.
BWC, ballast water treatment experts and part of the Malin group, offer a range of port-based, deckhouse and mobile containerised ballast water treatment solutions. This latest scope showcases their expertise and drive to provide custom solutions to their client base. The project also demonstrates the pressing requirement of the industry to respond to the ballast water management convention (BWMC) guidelines, especially with some countries already enforcing legislation and issuing sizeable fines.