DFDS and DESMI Ocean Guard have signed a frame agreement to supply CompactClean ballast water management systems (BWMS) to the existing fleet of DFDS vessels.
This agreement covers more than 40 ferries to be retrofitted from early 2020 until end 2024. Most of the vessels will be retrofitted with either a CompactClean-340 or a CompactClean-500 system, with maximum flow capacities of 340 cu m per hour and 500 cu m per hour, respectively. A few vessels will be retrofitted with CompactClean BWMS with 750 cu m per hour or 1,000 cu m per hour capacity.
“DFDS is a very well respected company and one of the global leaders in ferry operation. Like DESMI, DFDS is headquartered in Denmark and has a very long history going back more than 150 years, and as such, we believe that our companies share a lot of the same values. Therefore, we are particularly proud that after a very careful evaluation and selection process DFDS decided for installation of the CompactClean BWMS on its entire existing fleet. With the very small footprint, ease of operation and completely chemical free treatment of the ballast water, CompactClean is a good and safe choice for passenger ferries, and we look very much forward to begin the implementation across the DFDS fleet,” explained Rasmus Folsø, DESMI Ocean Guard CEO.