UAE based Engineering firm Aries Marine has announced their achievement of a major milestone with the completion of 1000 retrofit engineering projects. Aries Marine’s specialised division providing environmental and sustainable solutions to the shipping industry, Aries Green Solutions have now undertaken over 1000 engineering projects for retrofit of Ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).
With this, Aries Marine is now one of the world’s leading engineering and project management service providers for retrofit of BWTS and EGCS systems on ships. The company is now known as the one-stop shop for green retrofit solutions, providing services ranging from engineering, project management to retrofitting and commissioning assistance on site.
In spite of the uncertainties and restrictions worldwide due to Covid-10 pandemic, Aries Marine could continue providing its services as it implemented Business continuity procedures that worked flawlessly. Frame agreements and fleet contracts signed with most major ship owners and managers were strictly complied with. With most of the ships plying on charters all around the world, the critical part of the scope of work was to board the vessels for 3D scanning and inspections.
“Our stellar track record of working on various types of ships for prestigious clients were achieved after undertaking challenging installation engineering works and inspections on the vessels from Far east to the Americas. The onboard visit and inspections are being mobilised through Aries offices in Singapore and Dubai.” explains Ajai Mathew, Aries Marine’s Project lead, in charge of Technology and Strategy.
With many years of experience in working with most of the major system manufacturers, ship owners, managers, shipyards and classification societies, most of Aries marine’s engineers are now well trained in the operation and retrofit installations– a key aspect in any successful retrofit effort. Having been closely involved in many retrofit projects in various shipyards also gives Aries Marine’s engineers the requisite experience in handling the issues faced during the installation process in a shipyard.
“Aries Marine strongly believes that the shipping industry as we know it now, will be undergoing drastic changes as the process of Decarbonisation and Digitalisation kick in. Aries Green Solutions has the capability to undertake complex conversions including LNG Dual fuel conversions, wind assisted propulsion and implementation of various efficiency enhancement measures and use of alternate fuels. The detailed feasibility studies that we do, enables the owners to have a clear picture on the carbon savings and costs involved, as and when they start the retrofit work. Our thrust for the coming years is on Digital solutions and remote unmanned inspections using UAVs and Underwater drones” said Mr. Gireesh M Menon, Managing Director of Aries Marine.
Established in 1998, Aries Marine is now one of the world’s largest Naval Architecture consultancy and survey firm with offices in 15 countries and more than 1000 engineering and technical staffs on its rolls. The company’s division that caters to environmentally friendly ship design solutions, the “Aries Greenship Solutions” team is entrusted with performing 3D scanning, concept design, class approvals and detail engineering works of retrofit for Green equipment and software. Aries track record now boasts of all types of vessels including Tankers, Bulk carriers, LNG carriers, LPG carriers, Chemical tankers and Container ships. The client list includes major ship owners and managers based in Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Greece, Monaco, Hong Kong and Singapore.