Franmarine can seek approval on a case by case basis to use our Envirocart system for in-water treatment of vessels with non-biocidal coatings which have regional biofouling.
Franmarine Underwater Services have been assessed by International Paint as being at Stage 2 in the evaluation process. This means that Franmarine Underwater Services have successfully completed International Paint's Intersleek® underwater cleaning panel tests. Panels coated with the Intersleek scheme were immersed until fouled with slime, weed and loosely adhered hard fouling. These were then cleaned and inspected. No damage was seen either with the naked eye or under microscopic analysis. Further to this, a cleaning trial was also carried out on a vessel and no damage was seen to the naked eye.
Envirocart wins the Excellence in Marine Biosecurity Award for Innovation.
This Prestigious Award was announced at the Department of Fisheries Biosecurity workshop.
The first commercial unit has now successfully passed all individual head trials and is in final assembly stage.
Science Network WA
Franmarine has developed a new fully enclosed, underwater hull cleaning technology that enables marine biofouling to be removed from a vessels hull and contained (filtered) without damaging the anti fouling paint. The "Envirocart" (Patent Pending) incorporates a revolutionary new system that runs above the hull to provide a contact-less cleaning method for ships hulls, reducing fuel consumption and GHG emissions while limiting the potential spread of Aquatic Invasive Marine Species.