Successful hull cleaning completed by ROVs

Singapore: CleanHull Singapore has successfully performed the first environmental-friendly hull cleaning test trial at a Singapore port terminal using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles).

Through close collaboration with maritime companies, and as part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in April 2012 between the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Institute, and BW Ventures Pte Ltd, the technology for hull cleaning was deployed by a local team from CleanHull, testing and confirming on-site the feasibility of performing hull cleanings of containerships and other vessels during their loading and unloading activities at the port terminals in Singapore.

James Bassadone, ceo of Cleanhull, said: “By using high-technology ROVs and advanced filtering systems, CleanHull is able to perform fast, efficient and cost effective hull cleanings to remove biofouling.  This approach also reduces environmental and human risks that have limited hull cleaning activities at many ports.”

Sverre Prytz, BW Ventures Managing Director, said: “There will be an increasing number of business opportunities where profitability and sustainability will coexist and we believe CleanHull is one of such companies helping to answer the call for cleaner and greener shipping.”

Incorporated in Singapore in October 2012, CleanHull Singapore is part of the portfolio of Green Marine Capital (GMC), a specialist investment partnership investing in growth stage companies that provide technology-based products and services to the maritime industry. CleanHull designs and operates high-technology ROVs for hull cleanings operations in Europe and in Singapore. [08/07/14]

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