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  • 2017 June 13 13:10

    Optimarin gains global spare parts and servicing network with new Goltens agreement

    Optimarin has signed an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies effectively giving the Norwegian-headquartered ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist a global network of spare parts warehousing and service engineers. The framework agreement, negotiated at this month’s Nor-Shipping, will enable Optimarin to use facilities in Asia, North America and the Middle East to provide its worldwide customer base with local lead times for the commissioning and maintenance of its market proven Optimarin Ballast System (OBS).

    Optimarin has been fielding a wave of new order enquiries since its environmentally friendly, UV-based system became the first to pass USCG’s stringent BWT requirements in December last year. The firm, which was also the first ever company to install a commercial BWT system in 2000, has now sold in excess of 500 systems, with over 300 installed worldwide. Its most recent orders were with Sweden’s Wisby Tankers, for three systems, and Hoëgh Autoliners, for a further two OBS.

    Optimarin has been dedicated to the development of BWT systems since 1994. Alongside approval from IMO and USCG, the OBS is certified by a comprehensive range of classification organisations, including DNV GL, Lloyd’s, Bureau Veritas, MLIT Japan, and American Bureau of Shipping.

    The firm first worked with Goltens on the retrofitting of its modular and highly flexible OBS technology on vessels for Saga Shipholding in 2011/12. They have since successfully partnered on projects for clients including The Royal Netherlands Navy, Technip, GulfMark and MOL, amongst others.

    Goltens provides comprehensive worldwide service from over 25 locations in 15 countries across the globe, serving over 3,000 clients each year.




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