On 6th November, Techcross Inc. ("Techcross"), a global BWMS manufacturer and Thomas Schulte Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG ("Thomas Schulte"), an international bulk and container ship management company signed a fleet agreement for the supply of BWMS in Germany. Techcross is supposed to provide its Electro-CleenTM System ("ECS") to Thomas Schulte for their fleets which are not equipped with BWMS in accordance with the contract. Thomas Schulte's target fleets without BWMS amount to total 18 vessels consisting of 3 bulk carriers and 15 containerships, and Techcross ECS will be delivered in sequence of dry docking date by 2022.
ECS applying direct electrolysis technology is the world's first BWMS without filter unit type-approved by USCG last June. This agreement is based upon the amendment USCG type approval of operation limitations and also contains shipowner's crew training that covers system operation, maintenance and troubleshootings for convenient operation. Meanwhile, Techcross has been receiving steady orders in both newbuilding and retrofit markets despite prolonged depression in shipbuilding industry.