The Ecochlor technology was chosen to be retrofitted in Minerva’s managed bulkers and tankers varying in size from MRs to VLCCs.
Minerva representatives, Stavros Daniolos, technical manager and Vayia Hatziyianni, project team leader, commented: “Our company is committed to compliance with both USCG and IMO ballast water treatment regulations and we anticipate Ecochlor will receive USCG type approval.”
“Minerva has a due diligence plan in place for BWT installation and compliance. As innovators in the treatment of ballast water they were able to secure pricing and availability before the industry rush. The Ecochlor BWTS, known for its efficacy in all water types, low power and flexible installations, were key conditions in their decision,” said Tom Perlich, Ecochlor founder and president.
Earlier, Minerva had agreed to also install Wärtsilä Aquarius BWTS on board some of its managed vessels.
The BWTS manufacturer also recently formally applied for USCG type approval.