ERMA FIRST signs up for 9 ship sets with DSME in favor of Tsakos Shipping


DSME shipyard and the Greek owner Tsakos, have committed with ERMA FIRST’s technology in Ballast Water Treatment by signing contract for the Next Generation ERMA FIRST Ballast Water Treatment Systems to be installed on 9 Crude Oil Tankers.

27 systems in total -featured by ERMA FIRST‘s unique technology- are due for delivery between 2015 and 2016. “The contract with DSME for ERMA FIRST BWTSystems in favor of Tsakos, is a big step for ERMA FIRST S.A., since this is the first ex-proof application on such type of vessels. The decision of an esteemed shipyard and owner to show confidence in ERMA FIRST, puts the system in the top of the most acknowledged systems of its kind”, proudly says Mr. Konstantinos Stampedakis/ Managing Director of ERMA FIRST.

ERMA FIRST BWTS FIT SYSTEM is based on full flow electrolysis provided in two options. Option 1, the 40microns self-cleaning automatic screen ‘Filtersafe’ filter. Option 2, extremely small volume self –cleaning automatic screen ‘Filtrex’ filter. Alternative filter options meet the highest standards while assure operating flexibility, minimum footprint and compact design.

The collaboration with DNV GL is running on for certificate related to installations of systems in areas under Hazardous Zones 1 and 2.

ERMA FIRST in Korea for the Marine Tech Exhibition

As member of HEMEXPO Association (Greek Manufacturers and Exporters of Marine Equipment), ERMA FIRST S.A. participated in Marine Tech 2014, held in Korea from the 29th Sept until the 2nd Oct. During the exhibition, ERMA FIRST -along with other HEMEXPO members- attained successfully the 2nd Greek-Korean Shipbuilding Cooperation Meeting with representatives from all Korean Shipyards. ERMA FIRST carried out successful BTB meetings with six Korean Shipyards. In conjunction with Marine Tech Exhibition, ERMA FIRST was given a tour in the DSME shipyard, organized by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. The business meetings of ERMA FIRST in Korea were sealed with prosperous discussions between the company and KOMERI (the Korean Marine Equipment Research Institute) for business cooperation in research and development.

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