HullWiper Wins Environmental Award

Karen Purnell, Managing Director at International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) and Edwin Lampert, Conference Chairman, Tanker Shipping & Trade present the Environmental Award to Andrew Cole for HullWiper.

By MarEx 2017-11-21 16:03:37

The tangible financial, operational and ecological benefits offered by the HullWiper hull cleaning system has won it a major accolade at the world’s leading tanker gathering, the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference, Exhibition and Awards, held recently in London.

Organized by Tanker Shipping & Trade magazine, the two-day conference brought together professionals from across the entire tanker shipping trade globally to discuss the business, operational and technical issues impacting the crude, product and chemical tanker trades.

HullWiper delivers a foul-free hull with little or no down-time, whilst preserving both the delicate marine ecosystem 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.

It was among the nominees shortlisted by the conference’s advisory panel for the Environmental Award, but the winner was decided by a public vote of magazine readers and social media followers.

The Tanker Shipping & Trade award is the 10th award won by the diver- and brush-free hull cleaning Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) since it was launched in December 2013.

Managing Director Simon Doran hailed the award as a milestone for the company: “It represents direct acknowledgment from our industry peers within the tanker shipping and trade sector of HullWiper as a viable, environmentally-friendly alternative for hull cleaning solutions. It will help raise awareness to what we are doing to reduce the impact of invasive species across the oceans, using a method that is both safe, controlled and long-term cost-effective.”

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