New-Office-Photo-Athens1-624x515Ecochlor, 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 of the largest shipping management centers in the world, we hope to bring our expertise in ballast water treatment to better aid shipowners with unparalleled support and customer service beyond the purchase of our treatment system,” explained Tom Perlich, Founder & President of Ecochlor.

Cyprus and Greece emerged as key market locations with three shipping companies selecting Ecochlor BWTS for installation on their vessels in 2015.

  • In January, Times Navigation, Inc. chose Ecochlor to provide 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.
  • In March, W Marine, Inc. selected Ecochlor to provide BWTS for installation on two new build 82,000 DWT bulk carriers and six additional systems to be retrofit onto its existing fleet.
  • Lastly, in May, Ecochlor was selected for retrofit on ten oil and/or chemical tankers from the fleets controlled by Unicom or Novoship Technical Management, both part of the SCF Group.

The new office is now open at Fameline Building, 1-3 Spatharikou Street, 4004 Mesa Yeitonia, Limassol, Cyprus. This site will add to the Ecochlor Corporate Office headquartered in the United States and manufacturing locations in both the United States and China.  

Ecochlor Profile

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 or contact Tom Perlich at

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