Evoqua Water Technologies is to licence production of its SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS) to Hai Cheung, a Hong Kong-based engineering company.
According to Evoqua, Hai Cheung will support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of SeaCure BWMS, and in the second phase of the agreement, the Hong Kong-based engineering company will then produce the SeaCure system under licence, to facilitate demands from the Chinese market.
The system is based around three main pillars of filtration, electrochlorination and proprietary ORP-control logic. Utilizing the trusted Chloropac electrolyser, the system produces hypochlorite through the electrochlorination process to provide effective ballast water management.
Evoqua’s director for global business development Lars Nupna said expanding its partnership network to China will ensure that “shipowners across the globe can enjoy consistent levels of expertise and support under the Evoqua name.”
The demand for a complete ballast water treatment solution, including design, installation and aftermarket support will grow, following the ratification of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Convention. An expansive international network of organizations, sharing knowledge and expertise, is the best way to meet this market demand the company believes.