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Scorpio Tanker, Inc. Completes Fleet Contract for BWMS Retrofits with Choice Ballast Solutions

Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) announced their expanded collaboration with Scorpio Ship Management S.A.M., as agent for certain vessel-owning subsidiaries of Scorpio Tankers Inc., by contracting to provide turn-key integration engineering and project management services for ballast water management system installations on board an additional 39 vessels.

The previous contract with Scorpio Tankers on twelve ships of the DUCHESSA Class of vessels is already underway with recently completed Engineering Design and Shipyard Installation packages for the STI DUCHESSA and STI OPERA.

John Dooley, President of Choice said, “Today’s announcement with Scorpio Tankers solidifies our position in this marketplace as an industry leader offering an expertise in the integration installation for the total range of ballast water treatment technologies. Working with Scorpio Tankers on their fleet of tankers will allow us to maximize the talents of our engineers and focus on efficiencies that will drive better timelines while reducing the cost of each installation.”

“This is a strong strategic fit for both companies. Working on multiple retrofit projects will allow us to control the resources necessary to ensure a quick, smooth dry dock period with a focus on streamlining each individual BWMS installation. We are pleased with the initial services provided by Choice and look forward to our continued partnership on these projects,” said Emanuele Lauro, Chairman and CEO of Scorpio Tankers Inc.


Choice Ballast Solutions offers consulting and advisory services specifically for compliance with ballast water management (BWM) requirements. These include: Compliance Strategy and USCG Extension Applications; Fleet Retrofit Assessments; Feasibility Studies and BWMS Selection; 3D Scanning & Vessel Surveys; BWMS Design Engineering, Detailed Design; Project Management; and, Operations, Training & Testing Services.

Their goal is to support you in all phases of your planning and retrofit projects ─ delivering the most effective installation and compliance project oversight through the life-cycle of your vessel. For more information go to