Authorities at the Danish ports of Copenhagen, Kalundborg and Fredricia have granted permission for GAC EnvironHull’s HullWiper solution to be used within their ports and outside of holding areas.
These approvals represent the latest expansion of the service into the Scandinavian region, following the approval of the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to clean hulls at Gothenburg, Sweden in 2014.
HullWiper was launched in late 2013 in the Middle East, where it is now available at Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah (UAE) and Sohar in Oman. It entered the European market last year, and was launched in Singapore and Malaysia at Sea Asia 2015 in June this year.
“The granting of permission to use HullWiper in these three Danish ports represents the latest in our growing list of approvals around the world,” says Simon Doran, Managing Director of GAC EnvironHull.
“At a time when Scandinavian governments are focused on building upon their strong and stringent environmental credentials, these approvals are testament to the faith that the authorities place on this pioneering technology to help further this.”