Optimarin has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year parts and servicing guarantee. It’s a move that, according to chief executive Tore Andersen, has the potential to redefine what shipowners expect from suppliers in this ultra-competitive sector.
Optimarin was the first firm to install a commercial system, back in 2000 on board cruise ship Princess Regal, and the first to attain full USCG type-approval. It now boasts more than 330 installed units worldwide, of which over 150 are retrofits, with more than 520 confirmed orders. It is this history of operational success that has prompted the innovative move.
“We thought it was time to demonstrate our long-term faith in our system and absolute commitment to this segment,” Mr Andersen explained.
“No other manufacturer offers a guarantee of this nature, but we can. So, if a shipowner signs a framework agreement with Optimarin for installation on multiple vessels, we will provide them with a five-year contract that covers all parts and servicing, worldwide. This is our promise of reliable, safe and effective operations, and, with our total regulatory compliance, complete peace of mind.”
Optimarin’s powerful UV-based system is simple to maintain, with no moving parts, and easy to install on almost any vessel, thanks to its modular nature. In fact, just last month freight ferry operator Seatruck revealed its own crews had installed five systems themselves while its vessels were undertaking operations, with no need to drydock.
“That’s the essence of Optimarin,” Mr Andersen commented, “we’re here to make life as simple as possible for shipowners. And that’s exactly what this guarantee offers.”