Ecochlor’s June BWMS 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:

  • MEPC 76 Meeting Updates
  • Ballast Water Inspections – China
  • Transport Canada – New Ballast Water Regulations
  • USCG Reports on Deficiencies in Operable BWMS, and much more . . .!

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Ecochlor Completes all Land-based and Shipboard Testing for EcoOne™ Filterless BWMS

Ecochlor, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of all land-based and shipboard testing for the filterless, EcoOne ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation for an application for USCG and IMO BWMS Code Type Approvals.

DNV was chosen to act as the Independent Lab (IL) throughout the entire process and has been responsible for the evaluation, inspection, testing oversight and submission of the EcoOne™ BWMS Type Approval applications.

The Land-based biological efficacy testing, was undertaken by the Golden Bear Research Center (GBRC) in California, USA. GBRC performed the tests, analyzed samples, and managed test results in the required format by the IL. Whole effluent toxicity testing was also performed successfully as part of the land-based tests.

The Shipboard testing, undertaken by DHI as sub-laboratory, was completed to test biological efficacy and related shipboard operational performance (OP) of the EcoOne BWMS on board a commercial vessel. DHI performed the shipboard tests, analyzed samples, managed test results in the required format by the IL. Due to global pandemic restrictions, shipboard testing was allowed to be performed on two commercial vessels owned by Maran Tankers, a VLCC and an Aframax, during their typical vessel voyage routes within the 6-month testing period.

Steve Candito, Ecochlor CEO said, “From our first test in September 2020 to its completion in June 2021, the EcoOne™ system has gone through an extensive review using the most robust and stringent requirements in the maritime industry for BWMSs. Each step of the process – starting with an engineering design that is even simpler and requires even less maintenance than our two-step filtered BWMS ─ has leveraged Ecochlor’s high standards for excellence and reliability into our new product line. We are pleased to have completed these tests on our new filterless BWMS with very impressive results as confirmed by DHI and GBRC.”

The filterless EcoOne BWMS is a one-step treatment process utilizing ClO2 alone. Vessels operating this system can operate anywhere in marine and brackish waters (i.e., ≥ 1PSU) and with no restrictions on temperature or turbidity.

The EcoOne Hybrid BWMS has a dual mode of operation with both filtration & ClO2 or ClO2 alone. This system will allow shipowners to operate their BWMS either with or without a filter. This option will be suited for shipowners who wish to have the flexibility of unrestricted operation in freshwater globally, with the convenience of a no-filter system. Vessels that already have an Ecochlor BWMS with filters installed can upgrade to the Hybrid option with minimal cost.

The Ecochlor BWMSs not only meet and exceed environmental regulatory standards, these systems have a reputation in the industry as one of the most dependable in the market with a product line that offers one-stop BWMS options to the shipowner for any vessel, on any trading route, in any port, worldwide!

To view the land-based and shipboard testing parameters go to http://ecochlor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/EcoOne-Testing-Parameters.FINAL_.rev1_.pdf

 

Ballast Water Management May 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:

  • Submissions for MEPC 76
  • US Port State Control Annual Report
  • ABS – Advice on Operating BWMS
  • BEMA Position Pager on BWMS Operation in Ports with Challenging Waters
  • USCG BWM Type Approvals
  • Review of ballast water record book entries – Flag Administrations, BIMCO and other NGO’s

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Coming soon – ballast water management efficacy testing requirements

Tanker Operator article on ballast water managementNew ballast water management systems will need to be subject to ‘biological efficacy tests during commissioning by June 2022, if not before that date. The logistics and planning for this is often overlooked. Ecochlor CEO, Steve Candito identifies a few simple ways the shipowner can significantly reduce the risk of a failed commissioning test.

To read the Tanker Operator article “Coming soon – ballast efficacy tests” to learn some helpful hints on preparing for these future testing requirements click here.

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 http://www.ecochlor.com/ecoone

 

https://youtu.be/P_mrmy4nwhM

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!

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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.