Ship management company

TECO2030 BWTS selected for Ocean Diamond cruise ship

Norwegian cleantech company TECO2030 ASA has received an order for the TECO2030 Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) powered by BIO-SEA from Florida-based marine management services provider CMI Ship Management.

The BWTS will be installed on the M/V Ocean Diamond, an expedition cruise ship.

The order, worth NOK 910,000, is the sixth CMI order for the BWTS system from the team at TECO2030 in Miami, USA.

Ballasts are tanks used to stabilize ships according to their load. In order to prevent invasive species from moving from one region to another and possible health problems, a ship’s ballast water must be treated before it is discharged into the sea.

TECO2030’s system complies with the new G8 rules that came into effect in October 2020. In addition, it complies with the rules of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG), depending on the company.

“Selling existing technology…to reduce emissions and pollution from ships means that TECO2030 will have significant revenue streams while we work on our most ambitious project, the development of the TECO2030 marine fuel cell, a hydrogen-based PEM fuel specially developed for maritime use”, Ripped EngerCEO of TECO2030 Group, commented.

“This order from CMI Ship Management perfectly illustrates this combination of short-term sales and long-term development. By 2024, all ships will need a ballast water treatment system,” Enger added.

Supported by the Norwegian government, TECO2030 is working on the world’s first fuel cell system specifically designed for use on ships and other heavy-duty applications.

TECO2030 will produce fuel cells at its new combined plant and innovation center in Narvik, northern Norway.