HullWiper enters European market

Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology — By on June 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM
HullWiper Gothenburg Unit Test

HullWiper Gothenburg Unit Test

SWEDEN,  16 June 2014: Gothenburg is the latest port to be added to the growing GAC EnvironHull network of bases offering HullWiper, its eco-friendly, brush-and-diver-free hull cleaning service. The port on Sweden’s west coast is the first in Europe to host the Remotely Operated
Vehicle (ROV).

This comes after GAC EnvironHull Ltd. launched HullWiper in Dubai in November 2013. It started offering the service at Fujairah, UAE, last month. Now, another HullWiper unit is available at Gothenburg, operated
through Frog Marine Services AB, a local underwater services provider in partnership with GAC EnvironHull.

Managing Director Simon Doran says: “We have maintained a steady
competitive position in the Middle East since last year’s launch of our
hull cleaning technology. Now, it’s time for us to broaden our horizons,
to approach and better serve international clients seeking a
cost-effective and “green” solution.

“Europe, and especially Scandinavia, is home to many major international
and domestic ship owners, managers and operators who need effective and
efficient vessel maintenance, cleaning and repairs. By bringing the
HullWiper service to Gothenburg, we are meeting that need and offering
them a greater choice.”

The HullWiper ROV is an unmanned hull cleaning unit which uses adjustable
pressure sea water jets as the cleaning medium rather than brushes or
abrasives, resulting in minimal damage to the antifouling surface.
Residues and harmful marine growths captured during cleaning are disposed
of in an environmentally-friendly manner instead of being discharged into
the sea as done using traditional methods.

Doran adds: “Because HullWiper ROV’s operation requires no divers,
cleaning may be performed round-the-clock, whilst vessels calling at the
port are at berth to load or discharge cargo. There is also no issue
working during the hour of darkness or at the very low temperatures that
the long Scandinavian winter can bring.”

For more about HullWiper at Gothenburg, contact GAC EnvironHull Head
Office in Dubai (Tel: +971 4 435 3296, email: environhull@gac.com) or Frog
Marine Services AB (Tel: +46 (0) 31 788 2100, email: info@frog.se ).

Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xf3AknxRrE to find out how
HullWiper ROV can help to improve vessel’s performance and save a
bucket-load of money for the operators.

For ship agency or logistics matters in Sweden, contact GAC Sweden (Tel:
+46 (0) 31 337 8130, email: agency.sweden@gac.com)

GAC is the world’s leading provider of global Shipping, Logistics and
Marine services.

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