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

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Ecochlor Expands Service Team in Southeast Asia

Zen Hong Oh photo new SE Service Manager for EcochlorEcochlor is pleased to announce the appointment of Zen Hong Oh as Regional Service Manager for Southeast Asia.

Mr. Oh has more than eleven years of involvement in the maritime industry both in shipbuilding and in project management of vessel repairs and retrofits. Prior to Ecochlor, he was Field Service Manager at Emerson Process Management Marine Solutions. He also acted as Assistant Manager of Green Technologies for Sembcorp Marine with responsibilities that included the technical review of retrofits.

“We are expanding our Singapore Services Hub with increased chemical storage capabilities, engineering service support and spare parts network,” said Michael Madely, VP, Global Service. “Situated in Singapore, Mr. Oh is crucial to our growth in this area along with developing strong relationships with our service partners in Japan and Korea. He has a wealth of managerial and technical experience in ballast water management system (BWMS) project management which is central to the support of our teams and customers in Southeast Asia.”

Mr. Oh added, “My background in both shipyard retrofits and in project management of BWMS installations will be of great assistance to both our service engineers and in providing a real-time response to our clients. I am excited to bring my experience to this “best in class” service support team!”

Mr. Oh has a Masters in Offshore Technology with Subsea Engineering and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

ABOUT ECOCHLOR

Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide simple, reliable, cost effective, easy to use BWMSs for the maritime industry. From the first ballast operation and every one thereafter, Ecochlor engages in direct communication with the vessel’s crew. The Service Team is on board the ship approximately twice a year (depending on vessel ballast operations) for chemical resupply and to support the ship’s crew in training and equipment maintenance. More than 98% of Ecochlor systems are reported as in service worldwide.

Drawing on 20 years of experience in the BWMS market, Ecochlor continues to expand and diversify through a “Green Marine” platform in collaboration with innovative maritime business providers that offer environmental products and services to the maritime industry.

Ecochlor Announces Scanvi-Interyards as New Agent in Norway

Scanvi Interyards Announcement Ecochlor, Inc.®, a leading supplier of ballast water management systems (BWMSs), is pleased to announce the appointment of Scanvi-Interyards as their local sales agent in Norway.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Scanvi-Interyards to our global sales network,” said Andrew Marshall, Vice President of Development. “They have many years of expertise representing high quality international suppliers, as well as an extensive relationship with many of the shipowners and managers in the region. I feel this group will be an asset to the Ecochlor team as we continue to grow our sales and services in Norway.”

“Scanvi-Interyards is not an agent in the traditional meaning of the word, but an active partner who follows up any delivery to ensure performance as agreed,” stated Tarald Høy of Scanvi-Interyards. “We are excited for the opportunity to represent Ecochlor, as they are the top-tiered solution for shipowners that are seeking a reliable, easy to operate and cost-effective BWMS.”

Sören Scheid, Ecochlor’s Regional Business Development Manager of Europe, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom added, “I look forward to working closely with Mr. Høy in maintaining and growing relationships with existing and new customers. Together, we will strive to anticipate and respond quickly to our client’s needs by offering a high level of knowledge in the treatment of ballast water and NanoVapor, a gas-freeing vapor suppression technology that we currently market to the maritime industry.”

About Scanvi-Interyards AS

Scanvi-Interyards AS is the Norwegian representative for leading international suppliers of marine equipment. They represent leading manufacturers of Air Compressors, Deck Machinery, Diesel Engine Maintenance systems, Performance System and Ballast Water Treatment Systems. Their principals have high engineering, design and technology competence, and have a world-wide sales and aftersales network.

About Ecochlor

Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide simple, reliable, cost effective, easy to use ballast water management systems (BWMS) for the maritime industry. From the first ballast operation and every one thereafter, Ecochlor engages in direct communication with the vessel’s crew. The Service Team is on board the ship approximately twice a year (depending on vessel ballast operations) for chemical resupply and to support the ship’s crew in training and equipment maintenance. More than 98% of Ecochlor systems are reported as in service and working worldwide.

Drawing on 20 years of experience in the BWMS market, Ecochlor continues to expand and diversify through a “Green Marine” platform in collaboration with innovative maritime business providers that offer environmental products and services to the maritime industry.

About NanoVapor

NanoVapor’s vapor suppression technology directly addresses the challenge to safely drain, purge, and gas free fuel oil or cargo tanks by greatly reducing the time needed to achieve and maintain safe vapor levels in both fuel oil and cargo tanks. The NanoVapor unit and TankSafe™ treatment technology have recently become available for marine applications, bringing the dramatic improvements in workplace health and safety made possible with nanotechnology.

Maritime Executive Interviews Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor BWMS

Cover of the martime executive magazineMaritime Executive has just been released their latest magazine issue which includes an article by Dr. Mia Bennett on ballast water treatment, Deadline-Keeping: All international trading ships will need an approved ballast water management system by 2024.

Steve Candito, CEO was interviewed for the article in regard to Ecochlor’s chemical injection ballast water management system (BWMS). The article highlights the main benefits of chemical injection systems and its effectiveness in all water types.  “While injection technology represents a minority of BWMSs, the solution can be useful for ships whose routes take them through turbid waters (where it might be harder to use UV) or freshwater (where it might be challenging to obtain the correct salt content needed for electrochlorination).”

Additionally, scale up is difficult for larger vessels using UV or electrochlorination. “With UV and electrochlorination systems, the larger the ship gets, the more bulbs and electricity – respectively – are required. In contract, dosing systems don’t change much in size as the vessel scales up.”

Mr. Candito added “an increasing number of shipowners are turning to Ecochlor’s easy-to-use system after realizing the difficulties of using other options.” To read the entire article click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Maritime Executive magazine click here.

Ecochlor’s February Regulatory Update

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

  • Class NK BWMS Recommendations
  • UK FAQ January BWM Update
  • CA State Lands Commissions 2021 Biennial Report
  • USCG Changes in Conditions of Entry
  • New Standards for Marine Pats Replacement
  • VGP Regulations in Effect
  • BEMA Newsletter

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Ecochlor’s December Regulatory Update

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

May Regulatory Update newsletter coverThis issue contains:

IMO Meetings – Scheduling Changes due to COVID-10
VIDA Proposed Rule Comments & Other Supporting Documents
USCG Issues Policy Letter on Alternative Component Testing
California Vessel Report Form Changes
EPA FAQ on Sampling & Monitoring
Ballast Water Treatment System USCG Type Approval

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Pre-publication Viewing of VIDA Standard of Performance

The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, would establish national standards of performance for marine pollution control devices for discharges incidental to the normal operation of primarily non-military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above into the waters of the United States or the waters of the contiguous zone.

EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed the proposed rule on October 5, 2020, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). To view the pre-publication go to https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-10/documents/vida_2040-af92_nprm_frn_2020-05-10_prepublication.pdf