DECEMBER 4, 2015 — Evoqua Water Technologies and Drew Marine, have announced a partnership to provide a full compliance package for ballast water management.
The partnership will center around Evoqua's SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). Both parties will collaborate during the SeaCURE BWMS sales process for new build vessels and retrofit opportunities. Drew Marine will then be responsible for the retrofit engineering, design and installation management of the systems and will provide after sales service and lifetime compliance assurance in conjunction with Evoqua's technology team.
"Evoqua's collaboration with Drew Marine will ensure shipowners and operators get an industry-leading service, helping to guarantee short response times and, ultimately, compliance with ballast water rules for the vessel's lifetime," said Matt Granitto, business manager for Evoqua's ballast water business. "It is of vital importance to us that our SeaCURE BWMS is backed up by the very best field service and support – combined with our technology know-how — and Drew Marine will help us deliver this across the globe."
"Our relationship with a premier BWMS provider, such as Evoqua, affords Drew Marine the opportunity to continue to offer our customers solutions addressing their most pressing challenges," said Daniel Kelleher, senior vice president of marketing for Drew Marine. "We will deliver solutions consistent with our mantra – Reliability. Performance. Compliance."
Evoqua says that the SeaCURE BWMS will ensure shipowners meet the International Maritime Organization (IMO), U.S. Coast Guard and U.S, Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulations.
In conjunction with the SeaCURE system, Drew Marine offers a service package backed by its service and logistics network, which a presence in 900 ports world wide, and offers ship operators all analyses necessary to comply with the self-monitoring requirements of the EPA's Vessel General Permit (VGP).
The SeaCURE BWMS is an electrochlorination system based on the proven technology used in Evoqua's Chloropac system, which, with over 40 years' experience across the maritime industry, has established itself as a marine growth prevention system highly regarded for its performance, safety and reliability.