Green Ship Cleaning in Ports
ECOSTATION Green Ship Cleaning in Ports ECOsubsea has developed technology that will allow ship owners to clean their vessels while in port and while in loading operations, this will ensure that vessels do not loose any time of operations and thus save even more time and fuel. The ECOstations will improve the local marine environment of the port, lessening the risk for AIS and the risk for heavy metal emissions. ECOstations are designed to meet future regulations and future environmental demands to help the shipping industry for a greener approach and cheaper operation.
Photo by: Stan Shebs
Today ECOsubsea has one demo-station (called ECOstation) in Gothenburg, although not optimal in performance yet, all following key criteria has been met: 1. Proven collection of debris cleaned off hull (collection percentage) of 97.5%, based on independent research from Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). 2. Smooth cleaning using newly developed high-pressure water concept, “No microscopic scrapes in any of our coatings” Testimonial from Jotun AS. 3. No use of divers, operation done by Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) 4. Proof of concept 5. Proof of Technology 6. Proof of Business 7. First sale