In June 2018, Greek completely dry mass driver Safe Bulkers picked Alfa Laval to retrofit 20 of its vessels with Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber systems for exhaust gas cleansing.
The firm has actually currently taken place to authorize a long-lasting Alfa Laval Service Agreement, which will certainly secure conformity via connection as well as even more.
Safe Bulkers purchased PureSOx retrofits for 12 Post-Panamax vessels, 6 Kamsarmax vessels as well as 2 Capesize vessels, with distributions running till March 2020.
Almost 15 of those systems, which make up open-loop scrubbers set up for several inlet resources, have actually currently been mounted at COSCO retrofit backyards with engineering style of Alpha Marine Consulting P.C. Throughout the procedure, Alfa Laval has actually partnered very closely with the backyards, supplying assistance via in your area based task supervisors with solid support from PureSOx item centre in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
“Alfa Laval’s project management has really been first-rate,” statesDr Loukas Barmparis, President ofSafe Bulkers “Not only was there no time difference or language barrier in working with our yards, there was never any question about scope or responsibilities. Alfa Laval’s team worked with us proactively to solve issues as quickly as possible, and they brought additional resources to the yard whenever time or flexibility became a concern.”
Taking the teamwork even more
With most of the PureSOx retrofits finished, Safe Bulkers is currently expecting safeguard hassle-free procedure. Recently, the firm authorized a customized Alfa Laval Service Agreement that will certainly strengthen the collaboration in between both firms. The contract consists of connection as well as lifecycle-oriented solutions picked from the Alfa Laval PureSOx 360 ° Service Portfolio, offered a level annual cost.
“We feel very satisfied with the scrubber project execution, and we want to be equally successful in the operation of our PureSOx systems,” statesDr Barmparis. “The Alfa Laval Service Agreement will help us safeguard long-term performance, for example by using data analysis to keep systems performing at their peak.”
Services to secure efficiency with time
Safe Bulkers’ forward-thinking passions are mirrored in the range of theService Agreement In enhancement to real Alfa Laval extra components, solution packages as well as sensing unit calibration by exchange, the contract consists of solutions that will certainly make rehabilitative upkeep much more plannable as well as upkeep prices much more foreseeable.
“Hands-on training will lay a foundation for safe, compliant and cost-effective PureSOx operation,” statesDr Barmparis. Safe Bulkers staff participants as well as superintendents will certainly be educated at the lately opened up Alfa Laval PureSOx Training Centre in Shanghai, China, where a full-size PureSOx system is mounted. “On top of that foundation, we will use data-driven PureSOx Connect services for compliance and performance monitoring.”
PureSOx Connect solutions will certainly allow Safe Bulkers verify conformity quickly, producing automated records for handover to neighborhood authorities. In enhancement, the scrubber information will certainly be evaluated with sophisticated formulas, making it possible for health and wellness surveillance, root-cause recognition as well as remote solution assistance when required.
“Scrubber connectivity will give us deeper insights and keep our systems optimized,” statesDr Barmparis. “Alfa Laval will perform yearly Condition Audits of our PureSOx installations, but PureSOx Connect will help us take preventive actions and minimize the corrective needs they find.”
Partnership for lasting conformity
“We want to protect our uptime and eliminate any risk of non-compliance,” statesDr Barmparis in recap. “Alfa Laval was the natural choice to help us do that, and their clear service offering made it easy to find the right services for our needs.”
Ren é Diks, Director for Exhaust Gas Cleaning at Alfa Laval, delights in to see the teamwork in between Alfa Laval as well as Safe Bulkers being required to the following degree as well as more enhanced.
“As in all projects, we’ve worked hard to meet Safe Bulkers’ expectations during the sales and order execution phases,” Diks states. “Now that the orders are nearing completion, we will continue working hard to provide Safe Bulkers with support and services that will keep their PureSOx systems compliant and in top shape. More than scrubber deliveries, we see this as a long-term partnership.”