Panos Smyroglou to Speak at Green4Sea Virtual Forum

Panos Smyroglou is speaking at Green4Sea

Panos Smyroglou, Business Development Manager of Ecochlor will join a team of experts to discuss updates on ballast water management on Wednesday 21 April at 7 am EDT (11:00 GMT / 14:00 Athens / 19:00 SGT) at the Green4Sea Virtual Forum. Attendees will learn more about what is next on the regulatory agenda, key operational challenges of installing a BWMS, crew training recommendations, industry feedback on BWMS operations and any lessons learned or ‘best practices’ to be shared.

Other panelists for speaking at this workshop include: Dr. Efi Tsolaki, Erma First ESK; Dimitris Tsoulos, De Nora Marine Technologies; Jad Mouawad, Mouawad Consulting AS; and, George Kriezis, Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises.

Ecochlor Press Briefing Webinar: EcoOne Filterless BWMS

This webinar examined the latest information on regulatory challenges; technologies that offer simple, reliable BWMS solutions for shipowners with changing trade routes; and a study on ‘best practices’ used by integration engineers for system installations. Speakers / Presentations included:

  • Marcie Merksamer, VP of EnviroManagement / Challenges of IMO BWMS Code Commissioning Testing: Guidance for Owners
  • Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor / Introduction to Ecochlor and EcoOne Product Launch
  • Andrew Marshall, VP of Business Development, Ecochlor / EcoOne: The Filterless Solution
  • Andreas Zontanos, Founder & Business Manager of Argo Navis Marine Consulting & Engineering / BWMS Integration Engineering: Filter vs. Filterless Installations

During the webinar was launched; the latest ground-breaking ballast water technology from Ecochlor. For more information go to

Ecochlor Launches EcoOne™- A Revolutionary New Filterless BWMS

EcoOne Filterless BWMSEcochlor is excited to announce the launch of EcoOne, a revolutionary new ballast water management system (BWMS).

“By eliminating the filter, we have taken simplicity and reliability in ballasting operations to the maximum level. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor® BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect from us,” said VP of Business Development, Andrew Marshall. “Comprehensive R&D and rigorous compliance testing of EcoOne, along with a strong company philosophy focused on ‘engineering for reliability’, assures customers that every one of our products holds up to our strict ease of use and durability standards. Our powerful ClO2 treatment technology has been tested extensively to ensure that it works effectively as a single pass treatment under all operating conditions with no neutralization or retreatment prior to discharge. Plus, there are no problematic TRO sensors, electrodes or complex power supplies in either the new EcoOnesystems or the Ecochlor® BWMS.”

Having three systems to choose from helps the shipowner have more control in selecting the mode of BWMS operation that is best suited for their vessel. Ecochlor now offers:

  • Ecochlor® BWMS (Filtration & ClO2)
  • New EcoOne BWMS (ClO2 alone)
  • New EcoOne Hybrid BWMS (Dual mode filtration & ClO2 or ClO2 alone)

The EcoOne BWMS recently completed extensive land-based testing, demonstrating compliance with the most recent, stringent USCG and IMO BWMS Code standards. Real-world shipboard testing is ongoing aboard an Aframax and a VLCC and is expected to be completed in May 2021.

As the leader of Ecochlor, Steve Candito, CEO, has implemented a number of new advances in the Company over the past few years beyond EcoOne™ including improving the efficiency of the manufacturing processes and the expansion of Ecochlor as a “Green Marine” platform in collaboration with other innovative maritime environmental business providers. Mr. Candito commented: “EcoOne and EcoOne™ Hybrid represent what a first class BWMS manufacturer can do when it listens to its customers, then shows a little initiative and a lot of innovation. “We developed the new systems in direct response to concerns expressed by shipowners about how existing ballast water treatment processes are inflexible and may not be suitable for all vessels under all circumstances. Our newest BWMSs offer more options to the shipowner, allowing them to make informed decisions for the BWMS requirements for each of their vessels, – all without sacrificing the reliability and ’best in class’ service and support that Ecochlor is known for throughout the industry. “With an eye to the future,” Mr. Candito continued, “Ecochlor will continue to evolve and develop our core BWMS products as well as increase company growth through other environmentally and regulatory compliance focused products and services. We look forward to bringing many more of these exciting new products and services to you soon.”

April Regulatory Update and Event Invite

Ecochlor’s latest e-newsletter on Regulatory Updates for ballast water management is available for download.

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Ecochlor Press Briefing Announcement & Webinar: BWMS
  • UK MCA Public Views on IMO BWM Convention
  • USCG Revised STEP Application
  • USCG Mask Mandate
  • USCG BWM Type Approvals
  • VIDA Established GLLCISP

It is all gathered in one newsletter for your convenience!

You may view the entire newsletter at Ecochlor’s April BWMS Regulatory Update

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