Seatrade Green Shipping title recognises eco benefits of ROV
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - HullWiper’s brush- and diver-free hull cleaning system has won its ninth major industry accolade – the Green Shipping Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa 2017, announced at Madinat Jumeirah on Monday (9 October).
The Seatrade Maritime Awards were established to offer a platform to promote significant contributions and pioneering advances across the maritime and shipping world.
HullWiper was recognised for developing the most environmentally responsive maritime and shipping solution for hull cleans. Launched in Dubai in December 2013, the diver- and brush-free Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) delivers a foul-free hull with little or no down-time, whilst preserving both the delicate marine eco-system and human life. It uses water jets to remove fouling rather than brushes or other abrasives which can damage expensive coatings and collects debris from the operation for environmentally approved disposal on land, thus reducing the risk of cross-pollination of waters with alien species.
The Award was accepted by Laurance Langdon, General Manager of HullWiper, who says: “It is a thrill to add yet another prestigious honour from our industry peers to our collection. This Award will drive us on in our ongoing efforts to make hull cleaning safer and more environmentally friendly, whilst also extending the life of a vessel’s coating system.”
HullWiper has been approved for use at ports in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. To date, it has performed more than 700 hull cleaning operations.