AUSTRALIA'S FIRST IN-WATER HULL CLEANING SOLUTION

We’re solving an old problem with a new approach

THE FUTURE OF UNDERWATER HULL CLEANING

In a world that is moving towards decarbonisation and sustainability this is the obvious solution.

Understanding the need to be cost efficient and fulfilling schedules in the fast-paced shipping environment of any operator, whilst considering providing an option that would help the environment — this is a win-win solution for all involved.

Ships reducing their carbon emissions and minimising the chance of introducing invasive species around the world. At the same time the reducing carbon emission translates into reduced fuel costs for the operators.
All of this is achieved without interfering with the vessels schedule since the work in undertaken whilst the vessel is stopped to undertake cargo ops.

THE IN-WATER HULL CLEANING SOLUTION

HullWiper is the first diver free, brushless in-water cleaning system to come to Australian shores.

The system has a proven track record for safety and environmental standards overseas and as a result is currently the only system of its nature that has been approved in any port in Australia.

The service has been relocated to the Port of Brisbane with its main hub following customers wishes. ROV cleans can be undertaken alongside on Fisherman’s Island as well as some other berths along Brisbane River.

Furthermore, the Inner as well as Outer Anchorage are an option pending weather. If necessary, the system, can be mobilised to Bundaberg, Gladstone or even still Port of Townsville.

WHY USE THE HULL WIPER SYSTEM?

  • LAW COMPLIANCE

    Hull Cleaning in compliance with the Australian Law

  • ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY

    Non-aggressive cleaning does not damage the anti-fouling paint

  • SAFE & SECURE

    No divers needed to complete the job efficient and secure

  • COST EFFECTIVE

    Cost effective solution and saving tons of fuel after cleaning

  • NO BRUSHES OR ABRASIVES

    Uses variable pressure seawater as a medium for cleaning

  • NO DOWNTIME

    Cleaning possible 24/7 and during cargo loading and unloading

HULL CLEANING IN COMPLIANCE WITH AUSTRALIAN LAW

At present this system is the only one on record to be fully complaint with all Biosecurity Obligations as outline by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF – Queensland) and Department of Agriculture (DoA – Federal) on the Australian East coast.

This includes working within the frame work of The In-water Hull-Cleaning Guidelines (2015 revision).

All our operations are cross checked with state bio-security enforcement as well as Australian Border Force (ABF) to ensure no unexpected fallout from any of our operations conducted on international vessels.

Since breaches in Biosecurity as well as customs regulations are not just on the operators but could also be held against vessel charterers/owners K ROV ensures any issues or question by any of the governing bodies are addressed adequately before any operation commences.

WHERE DO WE OFFER OUR SERVICES?

OUR SERVICES

HULL CLEANING

Using the Hullwiper ROV, we are able to provide a safe, environmentally friendly and time efficient way to clean your hull and minimize your fuel costs whilst continuing cargo operations. Day or night and in almost any weather conditions, this is the way to clean a vessel that has a schedule.

Hull Cleaning

HULL INSPECTION

Depending on the scope this can be achieved using divers or the ROV to ensure all areas of interest are covered. In some cases, this can lead to a discounted hull clean.

Hull Inspection

DIVER INTERVENTION

With the help of our dive team at KROV we are able to offer any services that might need to take place whilst your vessel is alongside. From UWILDS, to prop clearing, sea chests blanking or even hot works. All work undertaken in accordance with ASNZ 2299.1

Diver Intervention

DIVER NICHE CLEANS

If the workscope requires, we can dispatch our team to undertake cleans of your niche areas In full compliance with state and federal Biosecurity laws and regulations prior to its onward journey or arrival into an Australian port. All work undertaken in accordance with ASNZ 2299.1

Diver Niche Cleans