Yards face busyness with thousands of upcoming environmental retrofits

Fayard is merely one of several operators very busy installing ballast water treatment systems these years. Thousands of ships still lack retrofits, and 2022 could be challenging, says DNV. Lloyd's Register calls the scope of needed installations "really concerning".

Denmark's Fayard has been busy fulfilling BWTS orders since the first quarer of this year, says Sales Manager Ivan S. Larsen. | Photo: Fayard

Yards around the world face one particularly heavy task in their coming years' orderbooks.

Thousands of ships are queued up to be equipped with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to comply with tighter global environmental regulations, and the busyness in fulfilling these orders is tangible at shipyards, including Denmark-based Fayard.

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