Traditional underwater hull cleaning to remove fouling from ships’ hulls can be dangerous, time-consuming and hazardous to the sensitive marine ecosystem. Worldwide, ever more stringent environmental restrictions limit the use of biocides in antifouling paints, safety laws demand minimal risks while businesses are under pressure to keep costs down.
Saving time, money, lives and environment
We have developed a solution in our groundbreaking HullWiper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) which utilises our award winning brushless cleaning technology.
Unlike conventional hull cleaners, the eco-friendly HullWiper uses adjustable pressure sea water jets to dislodge fouling and collects the residues for safe, ecologically-approved disposal on land. That means no more damage to expensive hull coatings, and no potentially harmful debris released into the sea.
HullWiper allows the operator to easily control water pressure and monitor the cleaning process through forward and aft facing CCTV cameras. The need to employ divers is eliminated, cutting operational costs and the danger to human life. Cleaning can be carried out day or night, and in most weather conditions, even when loading or unloading is underway whilst the vessel is in port, saving valuable time and money.
Owners and operators can see the bottom line benefits of using HullWiper with GAC EnvironHull’s free online fuel savings calculator to compare the financial benefits of hull cleaning with the HullWiper versus conventional methods. Click here to connect to the calculator.
HullWiper is available at ports in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. All GAC EnvironHull operations are conducted in line with the GAC Group’s stringent Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) and compliance policies as well as all local and regional environmental regulations.
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Managing Director - GAC Environhull