22
Sep
SeaTec oversees BWTS supervision in Turkey

SeaTec oversees BWTS supervision in Turkey

SeaTec recently completed a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) supervision on handymax bulk carrier Dragonera in the Desan shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey.

The installation took place during the vessel drydock for the second class survey, which typically takes place 10 years after vessel construction.

SeaTec previously performed 3D scanning and design for the BWTS retrofit. The vessel entered the yard on 15th August and the project has since been completed.

Stefano Mutolo, the onsite project engineer for SeaTec, explains some of the difficulties faced throughout the installation:

“Challenges included the limited space available in the engine room to install all components and piping to be routed for the retrofit, together with the limited availability of manpower from yard side due to summer holidays, COVID pandemic and the number of drydocks running simultaneously in Tuzla bay.

“Despite these challenges, we completed the project on time thanks to the high level of collaboration with the crew. We also managed to deliver the system within the owner’s deadline even though some unexpected changes arose before the commissioning started.”

During the installation, SeaTec updated the design in order to simplify the installation on the sister vessel Cabrera, which is due to undergo the same retrofit.

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