Choice Bulk Carrier projects have included:
- Survey, 3D Scans and Modelling
- Ballast Water Flow Analysis
- BWMS Feasibility Studies
- Basic Design Engineering
- Class Documentation and Approvals
- Technical Engineering Analysis & Economic Feasibility Study for BWMS Installation and Operation On-Board Lakers
Today’s bulk carriers have grown in size to maximize cargo capacity and ship efficiency. An important consideration with bulk carriers is the need to load or unload cargo simultaneously with ballast water. Choice evaluates BWMS treatment or discharge speed to minimize the time at the terminals that may delay cargo loading or unloading operations.
Some important considerations when choosing a BWMS for a bulk carrier include flow rate, gravity discharge top side tanks, the footprint and modular flexibility of a system, as well as low power requirements. Choice has undertaken full-fleet feasibility studies, ballast water flow rate analysis and shortlisted best alternatives for shipowners of bulk carriers. Choice has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced with a bulk carrier BWMS retrofit.