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Ecochlor’s extensive retrofit experience means that the company is able to anticipate where issues are likely to occur and can ensure that the system is installed correctly and in a timely, cost-effective way.

The following shipyards around the world have installed the Ecochlor BWMS.

Turnkey Installation Options

One advantage of a turnkey installation is that you’re coordinating integrated planning and execution with one contact; Ecochlor! Our logistics, engineering and installation oversight solution services include:

  • Integration engineering
  • Door to door shipping including assistance with ocean or air shipping, customs clearance and storage
  • Installation supervision and commissioning testing attendance
  • Purchase and shipment of Alloy 20, 316 and other stainless-steel piping using U.S. high-grade steel to support the installation


For tanker vessels, safety of the crew, along with Class and Flag requirements, are key issues along with the complexity of doing modifications to a hazardous zone.

Ecochlor is a top choice for mid- to the largest size tankers, with the lowest power requirements in the industry and a BWMS that does not increase in proportion to the ballast water flow rates. The system is approved for installation in both US flag and foreign flag vessels in hazardous zones rated Zone 1 or Zone 0.

Bulk Carriers

The Ecochlor system uses FilterSafe’s highest throughput SuperTurbo filter to reduce ballast water intake time, allowing for faster cargo unloading.

Ecochlor holds a unique place in the industry as one of the few treatment systems that do not require neutralization or retreatment at discharge. As such, the Ecochlor system offers a significant advantage to bulk carriers with gravity discharge top side ballast tanks.


Every vessel type has its own individual requirements and challenges in conjunction with a BWMS retrofit. The Ecochlor system offers a high degree of flexibility for installation in terms of location. It has a relatively small footprint and low power consumption, which is particularly important for OSV or smaller cargo ships.

Ecochlor has been successfully installed on the following vessel types


Product Tankers

Chemical Tankers

Oil Tankers

UL / VLCC Tankers

Bulk Carriers

Handymax Bulkers

Panamax Bulkers

Capesize Bulkers


Integrated Tug Barges

Tank Barges

Pure Car Carriers


Multi-purpose / Heavy Lift Cargos

RO/RO Container Carriers

A full reference list is available upon request

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