(NORTH HAVEN, Conn.) — Ecochlor has announced 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. While at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect from us,” said Andrew Marshall, vice president of business development. “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 EcoOne systems 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 and ClO2)
• New EcoOne BWMS (ClO2 alone)
• New EcoOne hybrid BWMS (dual mode filtration and ClO2 or ClO2 alone)
The EcoOne BWMS recently completed extensive land-based testing, demonstrating compliance with the most recent U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization BWMS Code standards. Real-world shipboard testing is ongoing aboard an Aframax and a VLCC and is expected to be completed in May 2021.
Steve Candito, Echchlor CEO, has implemented a number of advances at 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.
“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 BWMS offer more options to the shipowner, allowing them to make informed decisions for the BWMS requirements for each of their vessels,” Candito said.
“With an eye to the future,” he 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.”