New Builds

New Builds

The Ecochlor® BWTS offers flexibility in placement and has low power requirements.

With recent changes in regulatory requirements, there is a recognized need in the shipbuilding industry to include design space for ballast water treatment systems. The size and scalability of the Ecochlor® BWTS makes it ideal for new builds; space is still at a premium, and the modular, versatile configuration of the Ecochlor system provides design flexibility. At the same time, operational simplicity, low power consumption and environmental friendliness are also part of the latest thinking in ship design, and the Ecochlor® BWTS provides those benefits as well. For new builds, the Ecochlor® BWTS offers:

  • Flexible, modular, scalable design

  • Small footprint

  • Low power consumption

New Build Considerations

Performance. It is important to choose a system that meets or exceeds the most stringent environmental discharge requirements, as well as a system that performs in practice. The Ecochlor® BWTS meets or exceeds both the IMO and USCG ballast water treatment standards. In terms of performance, Ecochlor has had one system in operation on a ship for over 11 years performing consistently and efficiently.

Design Integration. It is important to choose a system that conforms to ship requirements for space, power and overall piping design. The Ecochlor® BWTS offers a small footprint which can be split up for added versatility. The filters need to be in close proximity to the ballast pumps, but the treatment system can be placed in different locations as needed. The modular design of the treatment system offers further flexibility in tight spaces.

Capital and Operational Cost. Cost of installation is a concern for shipowners, along with ongoing supply and service costs. The small footprint and modular design of the Ecochlor® BWTS offers cost advantages for installation by optimizing available space, thereby minimizing expensive design changes. Low power requirements mean less electricity and fuel used, and minimal crew involvement in operating the system equates to savings in labor costs. Chemical resupply, when needed, is handled by Ecochlor at locations around the world.

Installation of ClO2 generator on the Buenos Aires new build. This unit, part of the treatment system, was located in a deckhouse on this Panamax bulk carrier.

Filter system in the Buenos Aires was located in the pump room adjacent to the engine room. The ballast water treatment capacity is 2,600 m3/hr.

Installation of one of the high capacity Ecochlor filters in the Ateni bulk carrier. The filter system will treat 3,000 m3/hr of ballast water.

In this installation in the Ateni bulk carrier, the filters were designed into the ship in a horizontal configuration to optimize space.

In the Ikan Kerapu new build, both the treatment system and the filters were located in the engine room. The treatment system is on the left, and the filters on the right. The filters were oriented vertically.