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. […]
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 […]
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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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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.
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.
Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Cyprus for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
Ecochlor, Inc. receives IMO Type Approval from Liberia for the company’s full line of ballast water treatment systems.
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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that the GESAMP-BWWG has recommended that Ecochlor’s application for G9 Final Approval be approved at the Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 61) in September. 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.