"Navion Hispania"

VOC Systems for Crude Oil Tankers & Storage Vessels

GBA Marine was founded in 2004, and is a Norwegian supplier of VOC recovery systems for crude oil tankers. Our patented CVOC® technology was first introduced in 2007, with a Pilot installation on the Teekay-owned Shuttle Tanker M/T "Navion Hispania". It has so far been installed on 16 vessels owned by Teekay Shipping, American Eagle Tankers and Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers, and has a proven track record of more than ten years in operation.

The CVOC® Transport System is mainly aimed at conventional tankers, and is tailored to eliminate loss of cargo by preventing VOC emissions from the cargo tanks during sea voyage. It is an extremely simple and compact installation, and full investment payback on a VLCC (including installation cost) is estimated to less than two years based on an oil price as low as USD 25 per barrel of crude. Operation of the CVOC® Transport System is fully automated, requires no comsumables except electrical power (approx. 150kW), and with no rotating parts except a centrifugal pump, the equipment is virtually maintenance free.

For Shuttle Tankers, FSOs, FPSOs and other vessels where VOC recovery is required during cargo loading operations, we have developed the new CVOC® Loading System, which utilizes the same principles and technology for absorption of VOC as the CVOC® Transport System, and also share all the same advantages, including automated operation, low power consumption and low maintenance requirements due to few moving parts. The design enables the CVOC® Loading System to run at full efficiency independent of cargo tank level as long as the pump inlet is submerged and the pump has positive suction pressure.

The patented CVOC® technology is simple, affordable and reliable, and tailored solutions can also be used to reduce or eliminate VOC emissions from tank farms or during STS transfer and lightering operations.

For a basic introduction to VOC and the CVOC® technology, please follow this link.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.



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