14 April 2021 – Ecochlor is excited to announce 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. Whilst, at the same time, we have maintained the original Ecochlor® BWMS’ high performance and service that customers expect from us,” said VP of Business Development, Andrew Marshall.
“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 & ClO2)
• New EcoOne™ BWMS (ClO2 alone)
• New EcoOne™ Hybrid BWMS (Dual mode filtration & ClO2 or ClO2 alone)
The EcoOne™ BWMS recently completed extensive land-based testing, demonstrating compliance with the most recent, stringent USCG and IMO BWMS Code standards. Real-world shipboard testing is ongoing aboard an Aframax and a VLCC and is expected to be completed in May 2021.
As the leader of Ecochlor, Steve Candito, CEO, has implemented a number of new advances in 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.
Mr. Candito commented: “EcoOne™ and EcoOne™ Hybrid represent what a first class BWMS manufacturer can do when it listens to its customers, then shows a little initiative and a lot of innovation.
“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 BWMSs offer more options to the shipowner, allowing them to make informed decisions for the BWMS requirements for each of their vessels, – all without sacrificing the reliability and ’best in class’ service and support that Ecochlor is known for throughout the industry.
“With an eye to the future,” Mr. Candito 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.”
Director of Corporate Communications
Ecochlor, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide a simple, reliable, cost-effective, easy to use ballast water management system for the maritime industry.
From the first ballast operation and every one thereafter, Ecochlor technicians analyze data to ensure system operability – currently 98% of Ecochlor’s installed systems are operational. Ecochlor’s renowned post installation Service and Chemical Resupply Team are sent on board approximately twice a year for chemical resupply and to support the ship’s crew in training and equipment maintenance; this comprehensive service offers shipowners the “best in class” global service they need for BWMS compliance for the life of the vessel.
Drawing on 20 years of experience in the BWMS market, Ecochlor continues to expand and diversify through our “Green Marine” platform in collaboration with innovative maritime business providers.