Novoship selects Ecochlor BWTS for installation on four tankers
SCF Novoship Technical Management has selected the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System to be retrofitted on three Aframax Oil Tankers and one Product Carrier, says Ecochlor. All of these retrofits are to be carried out in 2016. As part of the SCF Group, SCF Novoship Technical Management is committed to the principles of sustainable development, giving priority to the safety of navigation, environmental protection and maintaining high quality service.
“SCF Novoship Technical Management required a BWTS that is highly effectively in extreme climate conditions,” explained Tom Perlich, president and founder, Ecochlor, “has low power consumption and is nearing completion of the U.S. Type Approval process. The Ecochlor® BWTS met all of these requirements.”
Ecochlor, Inc. provides shipowners with cost effective, environmentally safe ballast water treatment solutions that comply with all enacted and proposed standards and regulations. The Ecochlor® BWTS uses a two-step process to treat ballast water – filtration followed by disinfection with the well-known biocide, chlorine dioxide. The system’s effectiveness is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, and vibration, which can impact other treatment options. Furthermore, the small size, low power, and low maintenance characteristics of the Ecochlor system make it ideally suited for installation on the world’s largest ships.
Novorossiysk Shipping Company was founded in 1967. In 2007, by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the assets of OAO Sovcomflot and OAO Novoship were consolidated. Today the fleet of PAO Novoship comprises Aframax and Suezmax crude oil tankers, LR II, MR and Handysize product carriers, and also Panamax bulk carriers. Novoship’s subsidiary company OOO SCF Novoship Technical Management oversees the management and technical maintenance of the fleet. OAO Commercial Seaport of Sochi is also among the affiliate companies of PAO Novoship.