Rich Mueller, President and CEO of Netsco, a company in marine engineering and naval architecture firm since 1984, has established Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC (Choice) to provide additional engineering and service capacity. Choice offers shipowners assistance with selection, engineering and installation of ballast water management systems. Choice services include surveys, engineering, drawings, project management, equipment commissioning and startup and service.
Choice said it recognizes that the ballast water treatment market is stalled due to structural constraints, (lack of equipment type approval from the U.S. Coast Guard and/or ratification of the 2004 Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Convention). However, Choice is responding to the need of vessel owners for additional engineering and service capacity, to assist with the preparation for upcoming dry dockings and retrofit of BWT systems.
For more information on Choice Ballast Solutions, contact John P. Dooley, President, at (330) 689-6081 or [email protected], or visit www.choiceballast.com.