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    Unicom Selects the Ecochlor® BWTS for Ten Tankers

    May 27, 2015

    SCF-Unicom-Shipping-Mgmt-GraphicEcochlor, 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 Technical Management, both part of the SCF Group.

    Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. has been investigating ballast water treatment (BWT) systems for over two years and placed a high priority on a system that is highly effective, has low power requirements, and is on the path to achieving United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval.  Unicom selected the Ecochlor® BWTS, which meets all of these requirements.

    About Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd

    Unicom, founded in 1991, provides a full range of best quality ship management services to their clients.  Unicom has become known worldwide for its reliability and professionalism, and for adhering to the highest standards of quality and environmental awareness, all supported by latest technology.  Their trademark Safety Comes First® is of paramount importance in their day-to-day operations on board and offshore.  The company operates 90 vessels.  Visit the company website at www.unicom-cy.com.

    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.