Techcross’ new ballast system wins type-approval

Techcross’ new ballast system wins type-approval

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 14 February 2020


ECS-HYCHLOR, a new indirect electrolysis-based BWMS, developed by South-Korea-based Techcross has received type approval from DNV GL this week.

This approval covers ECS-HYCHLOR with capacities from 300 to 8,000m3/h, non-explosion proof, and explosion proof and is in line with the 2016 G8 guidelines which become mandatory in October this year.

In addition, the application for USCG type approval of ECS-HYCHLOR was submitted and listed on January 13 and is now in the under review stage. Techcross believes that as it has successfully completed all tests and paperwork on the performance and environmental test of ECS-HYCHLOR based on its experience with its direct electrolysis-based BWMS, USCG type approval should be granted in the first half of this year at the latest.

Having received acceptance by Norway, Techcross will sequentially carry out work for type approval in other countries, including the Republic of Korea. Techcross says that as is now able to selectively offer two types of electrolysis products according to the preferences of ship owners and the ship type, the company’s future market position will be further strengthened.

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