HullWiper partners with World Subsea Services to bring hull cleaning to Sri Lanka – ShipInsight


In-water hull cleaning specialist HullWiper Ltd has partnered with submarine and related services company World Subsea Services to provide hull cleaning solutions to ships calling at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

World Subsea Services joins HullWiper’s growing family of partners around the world operating under their rental agreement introduced in 2017. The global network of hubs provides cost-effective and safe underwater hull cleaning solutions that protect the environment. both the costly anti-fouling coatings of the ship and the marine ecosystem. HullWiper’s ROV is 100% eco-friendly and uses adjustable seawater jets as a cleaning medium instead of brushes or abrasives, to minimize the risk of damage to coatings. Removing fouling from ship hulls results in optimum performance, fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions, and avoids coating costs in the event of damage. No diver is used, so there is no risk to human life.

Using HullWiper’s advanced on-board filtration unit technology, hull cleaning operations can be performed while the vessel is in port, day or night, in most weather conditions and while vessel operations are carried out. freight are in progress. Ships do not need to be hired or experience delays on their tight schedules.

“The shipping industry has entered an era of environmentally friendly operations, and with this comes the responsibility of ship owners and operators to use green solutions,” said Lalindu Jayawickrama, CEO of World Subsea Services . “We are now preparing for the inevitable possibility that the possibility of cleaning the hulls using traditional methods will become extremely limited in providing a service that will not disrupt the business continuity of the vessels.”

“As our industry increasingly focuses on efficient and sustainable operations, HullWiper’s cleaning solution is an effective tool for improving a ship’s fuel economy and carbon footprint,” said Simon Doran. , HullWiper MD. “Colombo’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean makes it a key hub, with ships sailing to and from Europe, East Africa, the Persian Gulf, East Asia and elsewhere in South Asia. Access to advanced hull cleaning technology services at this key port will benefit both the bottom line of vessel owners and operators, and the marine environment.

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