Don Stephen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of U.K.-based Coldharbour Marine, which manufactures an in-tank ballast water treatment system (BWTS) based on inert gas technology.
Stephen’s career includess technical and leadership roles at De Nora Water Technology, Severn Trent Services, GE and Alstom both in the U.K. and internationally. He will be based at the Coldharbour’s head office in Linby, England.
“I am looking forward to working with the Coldharbour team to lead the business in increasing our market presence, serving our global customers and obtaining USCG and new IMO G8 certification,” said Stephen
“Don is a highly motivated, dedicated, results oriented professional with a unique set of competencies,” said Graham Cole, the Chairman of Coldharbour. “His vision, strategic thinking and communication abilities at all levels will drive the company’s growth in the short, medium and long term.”
Key features of the Coldharbour BWTS are that treatment takes place in-tank and in-voyage and without the need for any form of in-line filtration. This approach ensures no disruption to terminal operations during ballasting and no risk of re-growth of marine organisms on long ballast voyages, as treatment takes place towards the end of such voyages.