Maynard, Massachusetts – (January 26, 2015) – Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that Times Navigation, Inc. has selected Ecochlor to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on a fleet of eight new CROWN63 (63,500 DWT) Ultra-max bulk carriers that will be constructed at SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group.
Ecochlor’s President, Tom Perlich, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Times Navigation and their advisors, United Naval Architects Ltd. (UNA). Times Navigation is clearly committed to protecting the coastal environment, and they are taking proactive steps to ensure the Company’s continuing compliance with U.S. and international regulations. The effectiveness of the Ecochlor® BWTS will ensure that Times Navigation will be in compliance with all current and future performance standards.”
Georgios Karadimitropoulos, Director, UNA commented: “After significant research into ballast water treatment systems, the Ecochlor solution met Times Navigation’s rigid requirements for a fully-automatic operation with low power consumption and a simple design. Ultimately, the Times Navigation decision was based upon their confidence in Ecochlor’s ability to secure United States Coast Guard Type Approval for its ballast water treatment solutions.”
About Times Navigation
Times Navigation provides reliable, safe and flexible marine transportation services mainly in the bulker sector, while offering quality transportation services to the maritime industry in a way that is consistent to the company’s commitment to enhancing value through green-technology. Visit the Times Navigation website at www.timesnavigation.gr.
About United Naval Architects, Ltd.
United Naval Architects, Ltd. is an independent, privately owned company committed to providing the commercial maritime shipping industry with quality integrated solutions covering the complete spectrum of marine and technical services bridging operational requirements with engineering. Visit the UNA website at www.una.gr.
About Ecochlor, Inc.
Ecochlor, Inc. provides shipowners with cost effective, environmentally safe ballast water treatment solutions that comply with all enacted and proposed standards and regulations. The Ecochlor® BWTS uses a two-step process to treat ballast water – filtration followed by disinfection with the well-known biocide, chlorine dioxide. The system’s effectiveness is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, and vibration, which can impact other treatment options. Furthermore, the small size, low power, and low maintenance characteristics of the Ecochlor system make it ideally suited for installation on the world’s largest ships. For more information on the Ecochlor® BWTS, visit the company website at www.ecochlor.com.