PSA Marine signs frame agreement with Hydroniq Coolers
PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a frame agreement which makes the Norwegian technology company the shipowner’s supplier of seawater cooling systems.
PSA Marine is a fully-owned subsidiary company of PSA International Pte Ltd. The company’s flagship operations are in Singapore with its towage presence extended to Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Oman and Southeast Asia.
Under the frame agreement, which is valid for two years, Hydroniq Coolers will supply its Pleat seawater cooler to any new vessels in PSA Marine’s fleet. In addition, Hydroniq Coolers will provide service and spare parts, if and when required, to the shipowner’s current vessel fleet through a local storage facility in Singapore.
Marine cooling systems are utilised to reduce temperatures in the ship’s engines and other auxiliary systems through use of seawater to avoid overheating of the engine and other critical systems.
Growth and particles in the seawater will over time clog any seawater cooling system. Hence, the cooling system will need to be cleaned in order to avoid clogging, which will result in reduced system pressure that worst case could cause the engine to overheat.
Hydroniq Coolers delivers marine cooling solutions to vessels that operate within offshore, shipping, cruise, passenger transport, fishery and fish farming. Shipowners, yards and ship designers are among the company’s customers and cooperation partners. The company is owned by Norwegian investment company SMV Invest AS (formerly Sperre Mek. Verksted AS).