Safe Bulkers enters into a scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval
Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, has entered into a Service Agreement with Alfa Laval to minimize down time, enhance regulatory complianceand safeguard scrubber performance over the life-time of the vessel, the company said in its release.
The Agreement provides for a flat yearly fee, lifecycle-oriented services from the Alfa Laval PureSOx 360° Service Portfolio, including remote monitoring of scrubber performance through connectivity module, service kits, minimum inventory of genuine Alfa Laval spares parts on board and ashore for remote trouble-shooting andsensor calibration by exchange.
In addition, the Agreement provides for training of Company’s crew members and superintendents at theAlfa Laval PureSox training center in Shaghai, China. As of today, 15 Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers have been installed at COSCO retrofit shipyards with engineering design of Alfa Marine Consulting P.C., and five moreare scheduled to be installed within the first quarter of 2020 after the resumption of shipyard operations following the Chinese New Year, concluding the Company’s scrubber retrofit program.
The remaining 21 vessels of Company’s fleet are operated using compliant fuels, having timely completed tank cleaning and all other related actions for such transition according to their respective Ship Implementation Planin accordance with IMO provisions.
About Safe Bulkers, Inc.
The Company is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world’s largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The Company’s common stock, series C preferred stock and series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, and trade under the symbols “SB”, “SB.PR.C”, and “SB.PR.D”, respectively.