The recovery of the offshore shipping segment is playing a key role in driving the revenues of ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin to new heights. The Stavanger, Norway-based business, which has focused exclusively on BWT for the last 25 years, has just signed a number of fleet agreements, including a contract with Island Offshore for 19 systems, doubling its order intake year on year.
“Optimarin has long held the position of the preferred supplier to the offshore segment, so the fact that the industry is recovering – with fewer vessels laid up – is a very positive development for us,” comments Tore Andersen, EVP Sales, Optimarin. “We are naturally delighted to secure the contract to retrofit our simple, reliable and market proven UV systems throughout the remainder of the Island Offshore fleet, having delivered our first unit to this industry leader back in 2013. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a number of other respected owners in the segment that have either signed, or in the final stages of negotiating, fleet agreements.”