Minimizing the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species
Shipowners should take action to reduce the impact of invasive aquatic species (IAS) carried by hull biofouling. The UK P&I Club has published its top tips on how to reduce biofouling on board vessels to achieve greater efficiency and reduce environmental risk. According to Madlene Wangrau, UK P&I biofouling is the undeseriable accumulation of various aquatic organisms on submerged structures. “Biofouling is undesirable accumulation of various aquatic organisms (microorganisms, plants, algae and animals) on submerged structures like ships’ hulls.
Evoqua Introduces Service Solution for Electrochlorination Systems
Offshore and marine operators of electrochlorination-based marine growth prevention systems are set to benefit from a new maintenance and service initiative from the world’s leader in the market: Evoqua Water Technologies. Bringing together more than 100 years of water treatment expertise from a number of the company’s brands and divisions, Evoqua Electrochlorination Services (EES) has been established to provide a total after-sales service solution for all electrochlorination marine growth prevention systems (MGPS), regardless of the manufacturer or design.
Cathelco MGPS for Latest Lamprell-built Jack-up
Cathelco will provide a marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for the latest in a series of jack-up drilling rigs to be built by Lamprell, the UAE based leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewable energy industries. This will be the ninth MGPS to be supplied to Lamprell for jack-up rigs constructed at its Hamriyah facility. The order was won by Cathelco Middle East FZC based in Sharjah which was set up in 2015 to provide sales and engineering support for customers throughout the region.
Specialists Team Up for International BWTS Refit
U.K.-based Solent Refit and global marine equipment specialists Cathelco have teamed up to help international customers meet new ballast water management regulations. Solent Refit, at Hythe, on Southampton Water, has built its reputation on maintaining and refitting classic and modern superyachts. Now it has entered into a ‘preferred partner’ agreement with water treatment systems specialists Cathelco and its Antibes based subsidiary HEM. The move comes as owners of ocean going…