It can easily be transported to remote locations such as offshore platforms, oil rigs, anchored ships and dive support vessels, eliminating the need to dry dock.
With Envirocart, a ships hull can be cleaned in-situ, while the ship is either waiting to port or while the cargo is being unloaded.
No fuel is wasted driving to a dry dock location and no time is wasted, meaning ships no longer need to be removed from service simply to get a hull cleaned.
Improved efficiency = significant fuel savings.
The build up of biofouling on a ships hull increases drag, which in turn causes the ship to burn more fuel. Studies have shown that the build up of biofouling after just one year causes a 15% increase in fuel costs. After five years build up, the fuel costs rise by as much as 40%. Additionally, a clean hull rewards operators with faster steaming times, resulting in decreased labour costs.
In the past, companies needed to weigh up the positives of a regular hull clean with the negatives of having a ship out of service for considerable lengths of time.
The convenience and speed of Envirocart means that is no longer an issue.
Table 1. The longer a ship goes without having a hull clean, the greater the fuel consumption