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  • Ecochlor News

    BWT Technology Reports on Scorpio Tanker Investment in Ecochlor

    August 10, 2018

    In the most recent e-newsletter of Ballast Water Treatment Technology, Paul Gunton, editor, discusses his understanding of the significance in the marketplace of Scorpio Tankers’ investment in Ecochlor.

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    Ecochlor Named Marine News “MN100” Top Maritime Companies in USA

    August 6, 2018

    Ecochlor was recognized by Marine News as one of the Top 100 companies for their annual MN100 issue. This publication reviews the most compelling enterprises in the maritime industry in the United States. Market leaders are featured in the August issue and Ecochlor was highlighted for their ballast water treatment system (BWTS) product excellence in […]

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    Ecochlor Wins BWTS Contract for 55 Scorpio Product Carriers

    July 24, 2018

    Ecochlor, Inc. (Ecochlor) is proud to announce that a contract for 55 Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) has been signed with Scorpio Tankers Inc. (Scorpio Tankers) for retrofit on their product carriers. Scorpio Tankers will also become a minority investor in Ecochlor. MID-SHIP Capital advised Ecochlor on the transaction. Scorpio Tankers is a leading […]

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    Ecochlor Interviewed on BWTS Production Ramp-up by El Navi Magazine

    June 30, 2018

    In the article titled, Ecochlor has Increased its Capability to Mass Produce the Company’s BWTS, Tom Perlich, Ecochlor and Charis Valentakis, Euplioa speak to El Navi magazine to discuss the advantages of the Ecochlor system and strategies and planning to provide the training, maintenance and services needed to provide superior support to the shipowner for […]

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    BWT Report: Intertanko’s Tim Wilkins Discusses Contingency Measures for Tankers

    June 26, 2018

    In this 7th program in Maritime TV’s Ballast Water Treatment Report Series, Ecochlor CEO Steve Candito is joined at the Intertanko Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy by Tim Wilkins, Environmental Director at Intertanko to discuss the experience-building phase for Ballast Water Management and the challenges that shipowners are having with the operation of their systems. […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ballast Water Treatment: Knowledge is Compliance

    May 29, 2018

    Please join us at our Posidonia Workshop of BWT Compliance at the Metropolitan Expo – Seminar Room 1 on 6 June 2018 from 16:30 – 18:30. If interested register your Name, Company Name, Title and Contact Information to kathie.clark@ecochlor.com.  

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    Ecochlor Appoints John Morganti as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    May 29, 2018

    Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce that John Morganti has joined the company in the new position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Within his role at Ecochlor, John will direct the sales and marketing team, manage major client accounts, develop short- and long-range objectives to reach sales quota goals and revenue expectations, and […]

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    Angelicoussis Shipping Group Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for Retrofit in 36 Vessels

    May 13, 2018

    Maran Tankers Management is the Oil Tanker Shipping unit and Anangel Maritime Services is the Dry Bulk Carrier Shipping unit of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited.   USA-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Ecochlor, Inc. announced today the completion of a contract to retrofit 36 vessels, including Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs, Minicapes and Capes for Angelicoussis […]

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    New Ballast Water Treatment Association Elects Steve Candito to Board of Directors

    May 4, 2018

    In April, the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) elected Steve Candito, Ecochlor CEO and a member of the formation committee, to serve on the Board of Directors. “BEMA, a registered trade association based in the United States, seeks to provide coordinated, technical, non-commercial guidance to both the maritime industry and the regulatory agencies that are trying to understand […]

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    Ecochlor Updates USCG Type Approval

    April 18, 2018

    In recent days the USCG Marine Safety Center has started to include more details about pending applications on its list of type-approved ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Stakeholders have called for added transparency on these initial applications and any amendments to the approval thereafter. Ecochlor supports the USCG for their efforts to address this issue. […]

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    sVGP Compliance Difficulties Continue for the Workboat Sector

    April 10, 2018

    The Maritime Transportation Act of 2014 included an exemption for all incidental discharges from commercial vessels less than 79 feet – with the exception of ballast water – from having to obtain an sVGP until Dec. 18, 2017. The exemption was not extended. Given this long delay, and similar delays with implementation of USCG BWT […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Visit Ecochlor’s Exhibition Stand #29 at CMAShipping 2018

    March 9, 2018

    Join us at #CMASHIPPING2018 @Ecochlor Exhibition Booth #29 and on Tuesday, March 13th workshop on a Unique #BWMS Retrofit. Contact kathie.clark@ecochlor.com to RSVP

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    Ecochlor Signs Agent Agreement with Pontus Nordic Oy for Scandinavia and Northern European Region

    January 24, 2018 Ecochlor Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), has signed an agent agreement with Pontus Nordic Oy in Turku, Finland. Mauri Monnonen, CEO of the company will provide the Ecochlor team with local representation to help expand existing client relationships in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, as well as provide […]
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    USCG Maritime Commons Series on Ballast Water 

    December 7, 2017

    On 27 November 2017, Rear Admiral John Nadeau began a new five-part series to provide information and updates regarding the USCG’s ballast water program.  The series is posted on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog, and presents various aspects relating to the USCG’s shift in focus from implementation of the ballast water regulations to compliance and enforcement. […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference Announces Ecochlor To Speak

    November 10, 2017

    Tanker Shipping & Trade has chosen Ecochlor’s Technical Director, Mike Hasson to speak on, Case Study: What Every Tanker Operator Should Know Ahead of a BWMS Retrofit at their upcoming conference November 14-15, 2017 in London, UK. Mr. Hasson has managed 19 tanker ballast water treatment retrofit installations over the past 18 months and will […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Receives DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway

    November 7, 2017

    Ecochlor and DNV GL announced today DNV GL Type Approval on behalf of Norway of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). In addition to serving as Ecochlor’s Independent Laboratory for US Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval, DNV GL simultaneously evaluated and approved the Ecochlor System under DNV GL rules and the BWM Convention. Martin […]

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    Ecochlor CEO OP/ED on “Avoiding BWMS Compliance Risks”

    October 18, 2017

    Reprinted from MarineLink. Lately, I have been reading reports regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) escalating enforcement of ballast water discharge violations. In the first case, the USCG initiated a civil penalty proceeding against a bulk carrier for discharging ballast water in Washington State without using a USCG Type Approved Ballast Water Management System […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor speaks before Greek Shipowners Regarding USCG Type Approval

    October 10, 2017

    In an recent event October 4, 2017 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Tom Perlich welcomed shipowners to celebrate Ecochlor’s certification of USCG Type Approval before an interview with NAFSGreenTV. Watch the interview here.

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    Ecochlor BWTS Ranked #8 in Fastest-Growing Manufacturing Company by Inc. 500|5000

    September 19, 2017

    Ecochlor® BWTS was recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest-growing manufacturing companies in the United States. The Inc. 500 award, representing the top 10% of the 5000 companies chosen, was presented to Ecochlor with a ranking of #8 in the United States for manufacturing, #16 in Best Massachusetts companies and overall placement of […]

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    Important USCG Update

    August 14, 2017

    USCG – Important update on Ecochlor BWMS type approval certificate The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin updating the Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate. (8/11/17) Check out the update here.

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor BWTS is the Only USCG Type Approved System for High Flow Rate Tanker Installations

    August 11, 2017

    Ecochlor is the only supplier of BWT systems that utilizes the patented chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology for ballast water which does not require treatment or neutralization on discharge. The system’s efficacy is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, or vibration. The low power consumption and small footprint makes it ideally suited […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor BWTS Receives USCG Type Approval

    August 10, 2017

    USCG Type Approval of Ecochlor’s unique, patented treatment technology now offers an alternative to UV and Electrochlorination. No treatment on discharge or neutralization is required with the Ecochlor® BWTS. Ecochlor is pleased to announce that its patented BWTS has received USCG Type Approval. The Ecochlor® BWTS uses a two-step treatment process that includes filtration and treatment […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Charlie Miller retires as CEO of Ecochlor; Steve Candito named as Successor

    August 8, 2017

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Charlie Miller has retired as CEO with Steve Candito named as his successor. Steve started his new role on August 8, 2017 with Charlie to assist during the transition. Tom Perlich, Ecochlor Founder and President, said, “Charlie has been instrumental in Ecochlor’s growth over the last 15 years. During his tenure, […]

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    Ecochlor President: Tom Perlich Interview on BWTS Installations

    July 14, 2017

    Following the BWM Convention’s entry into force on September 8, it is estimated that tens of thousands of ships will be required to install ballast treatment systems. World Maritime News wanted to learn more about the installation process and spoke with Tom Perlich, President and Founder of Ecochlor. US-based Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the […]

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    Minerva Marine Selects Ecochlor BWTS for up to 30 Vessels

    April 17, 2017

    Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Minerva Marine, Inc. (Minerva) for the potential supply of BWT Systems for up to 30 vessels under its management for installations in accordance to the IMO and USCG implementation plan. The Ecochlor technology was selected for retrofit in Minerva’s managed bulkers and […]

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    Ecochlor Submits USCG Type Approval Application

    March 31, 2017

    Ecochlor is pleased to announce it has filed an application with the USCG for Type Approval for their Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS). Due to a far more stringent set of guidelines, type approval has only been granted to three other BWT Systems worldwide, none of which offer Ecochlor’s unique, patented ClO2 technology. Upon USCG […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ramping up for BWM Installation

    March 10, 2017

    Tom Perlich, president and founder of Ecochlor explains, “Shipowners should be aware of the complexity of a retrofit beyond choosing a treatment system,” he explains. “They need to allow time not only for shipyards for the installation, but also for engineering services with firms that are experienced in BWT installations, as well as for design […]

  • Ecochlor News

    After the sale: OPEX of an Ecochlor BWTS

    January 31, 2017

    The sale and installation of an Ecochlor ballast water treatment system (BWTS) begins a relationship that will last for the life of the vessel. Ecochlor will maintain continuous interaction with the vessel in order to coordinate the re-supply of chemicals that will be schedule approximately every six months. Shipowners have stated that this frequent review […]

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    Ecochlor Appoints Chip Herzog as new CFO

    January 9, 2017

    Ecochlor, Inc., a global provider in maritime ballast water treatment, announced that Chip Herzog has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Herzog, a seasoned financial executive, brings with him 30 years of business experience in financial and operations management, and accounting.  As a financial professional, he has focused on partnering with […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Tanker’s ice-class sets challenges for BWMS installation

    December 16, 2016

    For tankers operating in cold regions, the complexities of installing a ballast water management system (BWMS) are magnified by the need for it to operate in freezing cold and to satisfy IMO’s Polar Code. Delegates to Tanker Shipping & Trade’s annual conference iheard how these complexities were tackled in the installation of an Ecochlor system […]

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    Ecochlor Retrofit Installations Completed in Croatia and Turkey

    September 13, 2016

    Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of three retrofit installations for SCF Novoship Technical Management, a subsidiary of one of the largest shipping companies in Russia. The Ecochlor Technical Services Team, along with engineering firm Argo Navis Marine Consulting & Engineering, Ltd., were onsite at dry dock in Croatia to install the ballast […]

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    Ecochlor completes all testing for USCG Type Approval

    September 8, 2016

    Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all environmental testing of the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in support of USCG Type Approval and expects to submit an application to the USCG within the next month. Environmental testing was performed at Retlif Testing Laboratories in Ronkonkoma, NY.  “The Retlif team was excited […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Receives IMO Type Approval from Russia

    June 21, 2016

    Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor President Speaks at BWT Summit at Posidonia

    June 9, 2016

    Tom Perlich, President of Ecochlor presented, Ecochlor Case Study: The Path to USCG Type Approval at the BWT Summit hosted by Newsfront/Naftiliaki under the auspices of Greece’s Marine Technical Managers Association (MARTECMA). The summit focused on updates and news in ballast water treatment, one of the hottest issues currently in the maritime marketplace.

  • Ecochlor News

    Team Showcases Advantages of Ecochlor BWTS at Posidonia

    June 8, 2016

    The Ecochlor sales and technical team met with hundreds of delegates at the Posidonia Exposition in Athens, Greece. According to the World Maritime News, Theodore Vokos, Executive Director of the Posidonia 2016 Exhibitions said, “In anticipation of the change in regulations, the number of big water ballast treatment providers grew from a total of 15 […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Join us at Posidonia

    May 25, 2016

    Visit our Posidonia Stand Hall 2.428 Ecochlor has completed USCG shipboard and land-based testing for USCG Type Approval Q & A about USCG Compliance and Regulations with CAPT. Norris, USCG (retired) 7 June 2016      13:00 – 15:00 8 June 2016      15:00 – 17:00 9 June 2016      12:00 – 15:00   About Ecochlor Ecochlor, Inc. provides shipowners […]

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    Ecochlor completes all land-based and shipboard testing for USCG Type Approval

    May 2, 2016

    Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing at the Golden Bear Facility (GBF) in preparation for submission of the application for USCG Type Approval. The system was verified in all three salinities, 5 test cycles each during land-based testing, and also in 5 shipboard test cycles, for a […]

  • Ecochlor News

    USCG Boston Sector training on Ecochlor BWTS

    March 14, 2016

    On Friday, March 4, 2016 Katie Weaver, Ecochlor Technical Sales Manager, offered an “all hands” training session on the Ecochlor BWTS USCG Type Approval experience for the USCG Sector Boston which included active duty and auxiliary personnel from the Prevention Division. A second session that day included a 20-minute presentation covering a case study put together after the recent retrofit installation of […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Novoship Selects Ecochlor® BWTS for Installation on 4 Tankers

    February 8, 2016

    SCF Novoship Technical Management  has selected the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System to be retrofitted on three Aframax Oil Tankers and one Product Carrier. All of these retrofits are to be carried out in 2016.  As part of the SCF Group, SCF Novoship Technical Management is committed to the principles of sustainable development, giving priority […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Selects Drew Marine for Global Resupply and Service Support

    January 23, 2016

    Ecochlor, Inc. has signed a collaboration agreement with Drew Marine to assist them in providing logistics support for the resupply of their BWTS precursor chemicals at selected ports and harbors around the world. In addition, Drew Marine will provide chemical storage at designated ports, delivery of the precursor chemicals, and technical support to ships fitted […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor® BWTS Awarded Vessel Contract for Liberty Fleet

    December 14, 2015

    The Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has been selected for installation onboard the fleet of vessels managed by Liberty Maritime Corporation (Liberty). Liberty’s quality management programs recognize the need for eco-friendly solutions in the global marketplace and they continually strive to meet and exceed all environmental standards set forth by the IMO, the U.S. […]

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    VGP Compliance in US waters

    December 3, 2015

    In 2016, more shipowners will be installing and using a ballast water treatment system on their vessels. If the vessel is discharging ballast in waters of the US the shipowner will need to be aware of VGP requirements. By Tom Perlich, Founder and President of Ecochlor. Read More VGP Compliance Article_Naftiliaki

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    Ecochlor expands global sales & marketing office to Cyprus

    October 23, 2015

    Ecochlor, Inc., a leading provider of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS), is pleased to announce the expansion of our Global Sales and Marketing office to Limassol, Cyprus. Tom Perlich, president and founder of Ecochlor, will be based in the Cyprus office. “In answering a strong demand to be more present in Greece and Cyprus, one […]

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    Ecochlor Launches New Website

    October 8, 2015

    Ecochlor, Inc., a worldwide leader in ballast water treatment systems, has designed a new website and corporate brand using the latest technology to ensure compatibility with current browsers and mobile devices. The new website combines a user-friendly experience with easy-to-navigate functionality. Technical specifications, product information and videos, as well as case studies, all work together […]

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    Ballast Water Technology Business: Gearing for the Surge in ‘16

    August 23, 2015

    Reprint from the Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, August Issue 2015 Interview with Tom Perlich, president and founder of Ecochlor, Inc. While the trek to see the ballast water technology market ‘really take off’ has stretched more than a decade longer than he anticipated, Ecochlor’s president Tom Perlich has maintained course and is ready to grow […]

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    BWTS: The clock is ticking . . . What are the concerns of the shipowners?

    July 10, 2015

    Reprint from NAFSgreen World Shipping News, July Issue 2015 Eight page cover story on Ecochlor. Highlights include: Interview with Tom Perlich- BWTS: The clock is ticking . . . What are the concerns of the shipowners? Ecochlor general description Corporate profile and history USCG Type Approval testing Case Study: M/V Green Bay Car Carrier 500 […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Unicom Selects the Ecochlor® BWTS for Ten Tankers

    May 27, 2015

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a ten vessel agreement for the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol, Cyprus on 06 May 2015.  The Ecochlor® BWTS will be retrofitted on ten oil and/or chemical tankers from the fleets controlled by Unicom or Novoship […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor to Exhibit at 7th Annual East Med Expo

    May 6, 2015

    Visit us this week in Booth #10 and meet our team of Ballast Water Treatment System experts who will be able personalize your experience in finding the right treatment system for your vessel. The East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition (East Med Expo) remains the only specialized Technical Marine Exhibition held in the Eastern Mediterranean. […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Only 17 BWMS manufacturers indicate intent to submit for USCG Type Approval

    May 5, 2015

    “There are 54 BWMS approved under the IMO regime, but worryingly only 17 manufacturers have indicated an intent to submit their system for USCG approval testing… the low rate of application raises serious concerns over confidence in the operational capability of equipment that is already being sold, the Round Table (RT) of International Shipping Organisations said.”  World Maritime […]

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    Meeting the challenge of hazardous area installations

    April 16, 2015

    Reprint from Tanker Shipping and Trade, April/May Issue 2015 Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) collaborates with Ecochlor Inc to provide solutions for the installation arrangement of BWMS on tankers. The Ecochlor system includes filtration followed by a side-stream injection of a dilute solution of chlorine dioxide. During ballasting, the full flow discharge from the ballast pumps must be treated […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor® BWTS Selected for Installation on 8 Bulk Carriers for W Marine

    March 31, 2015

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that W Marine, Inc. has selected Ecochlor to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on two new build 82,000 DWT bulk carriers that will be constructed in China by Sainty Marine Corporation, Ltd.  In addition, W Marine has secured an option for six additional systems to be retrofit onto its […]

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    Nine Years of Operating an Ecochlor© BWTS

    March 30, 2015

    Reprint from NAFSgreen World Shipping News, March Issue 2015 “The Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment System in­stalled in 2005 onboard the bulk carrier Moku Pahu/HSTC-1 remains in operation and has been used at every opportunity. It works just as effectively today as it did when installed. Seeking out treatment makers with long-term industry experience should be […]

  • Ecochlor News Ballast Water in the News

    Ecochlor Presents BWTS Case Study at CMA

    March 27, 2015
  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    US regulations take the lead

    March 15, 2015

    The Naval Architect Reprint, March Issue, 2015 Ricky Dixon, director of sales, Ecochlor explains the current process that it has undertaken: “Ecochlor became one of the first to receive acceptance as the USCG AMS for its full line of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) and we are actively pursuing USCG Type Approval.”

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor/Choice complete Ex Hazardous Zone Study

    March 3, 2015

    As the ratification process draws to a close, Ecochlor has completed a report with Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) and Netsco on improved arrangements and installation process for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) that is especially advantageous for use in large tankers. The small size, low power, predictable operational cost, and minimal maintenance characteristics […]

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    Ecochlor, Inc. to Begin United States Coast Guard Testing in March 2015

    February 10, 2015

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that independent testing of its ballast water treatment system (BWTS) will begin in March as part of its application to secure United States Type Approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG).  Ecochlor has selected DNV-GL, an Independent Laboratory authorized by the USCG, to oversee and supervise this process.     Testing […]

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    Ecochlor® BWTS Selected for Installation on 8 New-Builds for Times Navigation

    January 26, 2015

    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 […]

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced that it has received NK Class Type Approval

    October 14, 2014

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced that it has received NK Class Type Approval for the company’s full range of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). These systems have the capacity to treat ballast water flow rates of up to 16,000 m3/hr.  

  • Ecochlor News, Published Articles

    An Ecochlor case study for BWM installations in hazardous areas

    October 12, 2014

    The naval architecture and marine engineering company Cleanship Solutions (CSS) is used to working on complex and challenging ballast water treatment (BWT) retrofit applications and undertook a retrofit feasibility study on behalf of US-based BWT system manufacturer Ecochlor for a 74,000 dwt product carrier trading out of the USA. Learn More.

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    Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Cyprus

    May 27, 2014

    Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Cyprus for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.

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    Ecochlor Hosts Ballast Water Treatment Summit In Athens, Greece

    April 30, 2014

    You are cordially invited to attend the presentation on Ballast Water Management in the United State by CMDR Gary Croot, USCG Retired Chief, Environmental Standards Division, 2008 – 2011. Wednesday, 14th May 2014 – 18:00.

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Raises $10 Million in Private Placement

    April 22, 2014

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that it has completed a $10 million equity financing to support its growth into the burgeoning ballast water treatment market. Since its formation in 2001, Ecochlor has raised over $22 million in equity.

  • Ecochlor News

    Commissioning for new Bulk Carrier with Ecochlor BWTS

    March 15, 2014

    A new 87k DWT Gearless Bulk Carrier, built in China for Greek Owners was commissioned in March and is sailing under the Flag of Malta. The installed Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System has a treatment capacity of 3000 m3/hr. Class Society is Lloyd’s Register.

  • Ecochlor News

    International Shipholding Selects Ecochlor BWTS for 7 Ships.

    September 16, 2013

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that International Shipholding Corporation (ISH) has agreed to purchase seven ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) from Ecochlor for installation on certain ISH vessels. These systems are expected to be delivered between 2014 and 2016 and will be installed on several classes of ships including vehicle carriers and bulk carriers.

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    Ecochlor Receives US Coast Guard AMS Acceptance

    April 15, 2013

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced that it has received US Coast Guard Alternative Management System (AMS) acceptance for its full line of ballast water management systems (BWMS). This will allow ship operators to use an Ecochlor ballast water management system in US waters to effectively manage their ballast discharges. It is also an indication that Ecochlor’s BWMS are up to the challenge of successfully completing the United States Coast Guard (USCG) review.

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    Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Liberia

    June 26, 2012

    Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Liberia for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.

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    Ecochlor’s BWTS Receive ABS Approval

    May 29, 2012

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced that it has received Product Design Assessment (PDA) Approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for their full range of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). These systems have the capacity to treat ballast water flow rates of up to 16,000 m3/hr.

  • Ecochlor News

    Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation (SOMEC) Invests in Ecochlor

    March 14, 2012

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that it recently completed a $4.1 million equity financing to support its growth into the burgeoning ballast water treatment market. Investors participating in the financing included Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation, the shipping subsidiary of the Japanese trading company, Sojitz Corporation, and a number of individual investors. Sojitz invested $1.8 million. Since its formation in 2001, Ecochlor has raised over $12 million in equity.

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Systems Type Approved to Capacities up to 16,000 m3/hr

    December 15, 2011

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that it has received IMO Type Approval for its full line of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) with capacities up to 16,000 m3/hr from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) of Germany. This completes the international approvals of all of Ecochlor’s Systems and confirms that they fully comply with the 2004 IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments.

  • Ecochlor News

    EPA issues Draft 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP). See section 2.2.3.2 for Proposed Ballast Water Regulations

    November 30, 2011
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    Ecochlor Receives Type Approval from Germany.

    November 9, 2011

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that it has received IMO Type Approval for its Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) from the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) of Germany. This confirms that the Ecochlor BWTS fully complies with the 2004 IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments.

  • Ecochlor News

    Ecochlor Shipboard Tests – All Zeros

    March 22, 2011

    Shipboard tests prove, once again, that nothing survives the Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment process. Three test cycles were performed on the bulk carrier, M/V Moku Pahu, in California between July, 2010 and February, 2011 by internationally recognized scientists from GoConsult of Hamburg, Germany. With these results, Ecochlor has now conducted ten consecutive test cycles – land-based and shipboard – over the last two years with no surviving organisms, therefore proving that our systems meet proposed US requirements of 100x IMO standards.

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    Sojitz Bulk Carrier to be Equipped with Ecochlor Treatment System

    November 29, 2010

    Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corporation, a shipping subsidiary of the Sojitz Corporation, is gearing up for a full-fledged advance into sales of ballast water treatment system. Behind this decision is the success of Sojitz Marine & Engineering in acquiring dealership rights domestically in Japan for the “Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS)” marine use ballast water treatment system manufactured by Ecochlor, Inc. of the United States. The first one of these systems for Japanese market will be mounted on an 83,000dwt Panamax-type bulk carrier owned by Sojitz that is scheduled for completion at the end of 2011.

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    Ecochlor, Inc. Receives IMO Final Approval at MEPC 61

    September 30, 2010

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved its application for G9 Final Approval of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System at the MEPC 61 meeting in London. The approval was received at the recommendation of the GESAMP-Ballast Water Working Group. GESAMP is the international Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection responsible for reviewing and recommending approval of these applications. The application was submitted on Ecochlor’s behalf by the German Federal Maritime Agency, BSH.

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    Ecochlor, Inc. receives Brazilian patent for its Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) Ballast Water Treatment System for large ships.

    September 9, 2010

    Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that the company has been issued a patent in Brazil for its Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System, developed to remove unwanted organisms in ballast water. This is the fifth issued patent in Ecochlor’s patent portfolio.

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    GESAMP-BWWG Recommends IMO G9 Final Approval at MEPC 61 for Ecochlor

    September 1, 2010

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