Hai Cheung will initially support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of Evoqua’s SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS). In a second phase of the agreement, the Hong Kong-based engineering company will then produce the SeaCURE system under licence to facilitate demand from Chinese yards.
Gus Hou, Hai Cheung’s manager for the marine equipment business, said: “Over the next three years, we want to grow the business in China and become the first choice for electrochlorination equipment in this market.”
Lars Nupnau, Evoqua’s director for Global Business Development, added: “By expanding our partnership network to China we have ensured that shipowners across the globe can enjoy consistent levels of expertise and support under the Evoqua name.”
Evoqua’s SeaCURE system is an electrochlorination Ballast Water Management solution that has been developed to meet IMO and USCG regulations, in all three salinities.
The system is based around three main pillars of filtration, electrochlorination and proprietary ORP-control logic. Utilizing the Chloropac electrolyser, the system produces hypochlorite through the electrochlorination process to provide effective ballast water management.