HullWiper opens Americas operations base

Jun 07 2019

Vessels transiting the Panama Canal can now take advantage of HullWiper’s hull cleaning solution.

This is as the result of the setting up of the first HullWiper operations base in the Americas, in partnership with subsea services provider, Talleres Industriales..
The agreement forms part of HullWiper’s global leasing programme introduced in 2017, which works with partners worldwide to offer shipowners and operators an affordable, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods that protects both vessel hull coatings and the delicate marine ecosystem.
“Our ROV is a good fit to support the initiatives of Panama Canal port authorities to provide a green solution for vessels in transit,” claimed Simon Doran, HullWiper Managing Director. “Our system boosts vessel efficiency and fuel savings to reduce CO2 emissions, whilst minimising the risk of damage to expensive anti-fouling coatings and the spread of marine biofouling.”
“We are excited to introduce HullWiper in the Panama Canal area,” added Talleres Industriales Managing Director, Lino Arosemena. “Our company has been serving the area for half a century, and now more than 1,200 vessels we attend to every year will have the opportunity to use this new service. 

“HullWiper’s green credentials make it a good fit with other environmentally friendly technologies in which Talleres has invested in recent years, including sulphur cap solutions, ballast water system installation and pollution control division,” he said.

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