System integrators select Aco Marine grease separators to meet project requirements
ACO Marine has noticed an increase in orders directly from other system integrators and original equipment manufacturers, some of whom manufacturer their own sewage treatment plants.
Between July and October this year, ACO Marine, a division of the US$1 billion ACO Group, was awarded contracts to deliver Lipator grease separators for newbuild and retrofit installation to several vessels. Unusually, the contracts were placed via system integrators or OEMs, rather than the shipbuilders themselves.
One project entrusted to a major system integrator and to which ACO Marine will supply a Lipator NS4-S-RM grease separator is a 170m expedition cruise ship under construction by an Italian builder. A similar unit will also be supplied to a second vessel in the series.
Retrofit projects to which the company has already supplied Lipator units via other manufacturers include Holland America Lines’ Vista-class cruise ship Oosterdam, and the FPSO Guanabara MV31 and FPSO Mizton MV34 units undergoing conversion for Modec at the DSIC yard in China.
A Lipator NS2-S-RA grease separator was installed aboard the first FPSO in February, followed in August with the delivery of a similar unit to the FPSO Mizton MV34. Lipator NS4-S-RM and Lipator NS10-S-RM units were installed aboard Oosterdam in July.
While these third-party contracts are providing a new revenue stream, with ACO Marine expecting a tranche of repeat orders for system delivery in 2020 and beyond, orders received directly from shipyards continue apace.
Over the past twelve month, Lipator units has been installed aboard a naval patrol vessel, the cruiseship Amadea, and a 79.95m and a 160m megayacht. A third megayacht under construction by the same Northern European builder will take delivery of a Lipator system in early 2020.
About ACO Marine
Established more than fifteen years ago, ACO Marine is a member of the international German-headquartered ACO Group and a leading supplier of advanced wastewater treatment systems to the global commercial, naval, offshore and leisure marine sectors with a sales and service network world-wide. Its unique environmental solutions are used primarily in wastewater technology, wastewater management and drainage systems. ACO Marine develops in-house solutions from its ISO 9001 accredited production facilities, all of which are located entirely within the EU.