(PRAGUE) — ACO Marine has appointed a new distributor in Canada to help meet increasing demand in the region for wastewater treatment solutions capable of exceeding stringent environmental protection requirements.
Ontario-based Marine and Offshore (MAO) Canada will provide sales and technical support across ACO Marine’s range of products, including the MEPC227(64) compliant Clarimar MF and Maripur NF biological sewage treatment plants.
Roger McNeill, managing director for Marine and Offshore Canada, said, “We are very much looking forward to representing ACO Marine in Canada. Environmental sustainability is a key aspect to ship operations here, particularly on the Great Lakes, where some of the world’s most stringent regulations are heavily enforced.”
For many years the Great Lakes had its own environmental protection rules, but when IMO MEPC 159(55) was adopted in 2006, Canada implemented the requirement as it improved on what was already in place. The introduction of MEPC 227(64) last year has further regulated Great Lakes operations.
“ACO Marine technology exceeds all current and anticipated environmental rules,” said McNeill, going on to explain how the Canadian shipping industry is undergoing something of a revamp.
“The Canadian government has removed a 25 percent levy on vessels built overseas, which is now having a beneficial impact on the country’s commercial shipowners. Domestic yards will continue to focus on naval and Coast Guard requirements. As a result, ACO Marine’s established global presence will benefit both segments, with MAO providing on-the-ground, through-life support for its state-of-the-art technologies.”