GAC’s EnvironHull HullWiper on Display

Posted by Irina Tabakina

GAC EnvironHull’s eco-friendly brushless hull cleaning solution, HullWiper, took center stage at the GAC stand at SMM in Hamburg. According to the company the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) system removes marine fouling from ship hulls up to five times faster than traditional methods employing divers with brushes, and protects the marine environment from contamination by collecting residues and pollutants for environmentally-sound disposal.  HullWiper also incorporates a unique cleaning control system which allows the operator to easily control water pressure and monitor the cleaning process through forward and aft facing CCTV cameras. The need to employ divers for the cleaning job is therefore eliminated, cutting operational costs and also the risk to human life.


(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News -

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