The transaction gives DESMI A/S full ownership of the Aalborg, Denmark-based ballast water treatment systems company.
DESMI Ocean Guard A/S was set up in 2009 by AP Moller – Maersk A/S, DESMI A/S and UltraAqua A/S to develop and sell systems for the removal of living organisms from ballast water discharged by ships. The company has two successfully tested Ballast Water Treatment systems in its portfolio: the IMO type approved and US Coast Guard AMS accepted OxyClean system; and the recently launched RayClean system.
Chairman of DESMI Ocean Guard’s board and head of Maersk Maritime Technology Bo Cerup-Simonsen said: “Selling our share is a consequence of the Maersk Group strategy to focus on our core businesses and in line with the ownership plans laid out when DESMI Ocean Guard was established. Being outside our core activities DESMI Ocean Guard deserves a dedicated owner with full focus on developing the business going forward.”
“DESMI Ocean Guard A/S fits 100% within our current production and sales channels and we expect it will become an important contributor to the ambitious growth strategy of DESMI A/S,” said DESMI A/S CEO Henrik Sørensen.