W Marine, Inc. has selected Ecochlor, Inc. to provide ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) for installation on two newbuild 82,000 DWT bulk carriers that will be constructed in China by Sainty Marine Corporation, Ltd. In addition, W Marine has secured an option for six additional systems to be retrofit onto its existing fleet.
Ecochlor’s president, Tom Perlich, said, “We are very pleased to be awarded a fleet agreement with W Marine. Through the extensive selection process we appreciated the commitment of W Marine to fully complying with all environmental regulations. Ecochlor looks forward to this long term relationship and to ensuring that each of the W Marine vessel conform to all current and future ballast water treatment requirements.”
Kyriakos Koumparakis, technical manager at W Marine, commented, “After significant research into ballast water treatment systems
, the Ecochlor solution met W Marine’s rigid requirements for a fully-automatic operation with low power consumption and a simple design. Ultimately, the W Marine decision
was based upon their confidence in Ecochlor’s ability to secure United States Coast Guard Type Approval for its ballast water treatment solutions.”