IHC Lagersmit Seal Retrofit
IHC Lagersmit and Odfjell Tankers have signed an agreement to replace the stern tube seals on some Odfjell vessels with IHC Lagersmit stern tube seals. Odfjell Tankers is the chartering, operating and management company of the Odfjell Group. The company manages a fleet of 57 different tankers all around the world. IHC Lagersmit specializes in sealing solutions for rotating shafts. “We have chosen the SUPREME Ventus seal in favour of the environment and our efficiency”, says Helge Olsen, the Senior Vice-President of Ship Management at Odfjell. The company plans to retrofit 19 vessels with the IHC Lagersmit SUPREME Ventus application. The sophisticated sealing system protects the environment by guaranteeing zero emissions. The Odfjell vessels Bow Star and Bow Jubail have already been successfully converted. The conversion of the Bow Flower and the Bow Spring will take place in the second half of this year.