Cleanship Solutions, a UK-based company specialising in ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning retrofit projects, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai-based Nico International. Through the establishment of this new alliance, Nico aims to further reinforce its capabilities in the lucrative and fast growing environmental retrofit sector.
The two companies will in future collaborate to carry out ballast water treatment system and exhaust gas cleaning, or scrubber, retrofits in the Middle East, thereby broadening Nico’s existing service portfolio.
According to Chris McMenemy, managing director of Cleanship Solutions, “This new partnership with Nico will further strengthen and broaden the ballast water management and exhaust gas cleaning retrofit market in the Middle East. The highly skilled manpower from Nico combined with the ballast water treatment and exhaust gas cleaning knowledge and retrofit experience of Cleanship Solutions will be sure to give us a strong local base in the Middle East, and an important supplement to our presence in United Kingdom.”
Cleanship Solutions, formed in 2012 as a subsidiary of the Malin Group specialises in retrofit engineering and environmental compliance. Its mission is to offer truly impartial compliance advice and assistance, and to help owners comply with international regulations in as cost efficient a manner as possible. Over the past five years the company has provided retrofit engineering and installation support to a wide range of vessel owners, operators and vessel types.