Posts by :
The award-winning oneTANK, an ERMA FIRST company, is being hailed as “a game-changer” for workboats, superyachts and more.
According to ASR president Peter Gianopulos, oneTANK treats ballast water within the vessel’s own ballast tank, and has no filters, ultraviolet lamps, or electrolytic chlorine generators. “Its footprint is a remarkable four square feet—half the size of its nearest competitor—and its power consumption is similar to that of a household washing machine.”
The system uses readily available chemicals that can be purchased from suppliers worldwide—a 8.25% or 12.5% sodium hypochlorite (bleach) and 30% sodium thiosulfate solution. “Ballast water is automatically treated by applying and mixing the bulk chemicals in-tank,” Gianopulos continued, “allowing users to treat on their own schedules and avoid busy in-port times.”
ERMA FIRST’s managing director, Konstantinos Stampedakis, called it “a game-changing ballast water treatment technology. It’s compact, simple-to-use, and fully automated. It delivers a quick-to-install additional solution for small ballast tanks on big ships, as well as a standalone solution for small vessels such as yachts, tugs, and offshore support vessels.” Application is practical for smaller vessels—a 20-liter container of 12.5% bleach will treat approximately 288 cubic meters of ballast water. For larger vessels, oneTANK can treat tanks as large as 4,000 cubic meters.
ASR represents ERMA FIRST in the United States market. ERMA FIRST provides cutting-edge Ballast Water Treatment System solutions that set the standard for effective ballast water treatment with superior operational readiness, build quality and ease of use. ERMA FIRST acquired oneTANK in July 2021.
“Invasions of non-native species damage the marine ecosystem in many areas they are found,” Gianopulos noted. “But traditional ballast water management systems may not be feasible for workboats, tugboats, semi-submersibles or superyachts, many of which will be required to comply with the BWM Convention. ASR is proud to offer oneTANK as a solution. It’s simple, reliable, economical, and compliant with international regulations. Best of all, oneTANK uses no exotic materials, no filtration, no transformers or rectifiers.”
For more information, please visit www.asrny.com/onetank-bwts
ASR’s 70 years of service to the maritime community were recognized in the May/June issue of Maritime Executive. The article highlights the history of ASR’s seven decades of service, as well as the innovative and advanced solutions ASR now represents.
Click the image below to read the article or click here.
New York, NY – American Ship Repair (ASR) has signed an agreement with Hamworthy Pumps to represent the brand in the United States. ASR, with 70 years of experience in technical solutions and products, will provide sales and life cycle support for the entire range of Hamworthy Pumps product and solutions line. Based in Singapore, Hamworthy Pumps is a leading manufacturer of in-line pumps for the marine and offshore industries, within the areas of engine room pumps, pump room systems, fire water pump packages, and scrubber pumps.
“This is an exciting and natural addition to our portfolio of principals,” said Peter Gianopulos, President of ASR. “Both Hamworthy Pumps and ASR have a long history of delivering excellent products and customer service to the market. This collaboration gives U.S. customers local support for their Hamworthy requirements.
Alex Dickinson, Regional Sales Manager, Americas for Hamworthy Pumps defines the partnership as a win-win situation. “Together we will open doors to new customers and projects which we may not have been aware of otherwise, as until now, we had no local presence in the US to serve the commercial market. ASR also has good contacts and relationships through their affiliate offices in Shanghai and Athens, which is also of great benefit to us.”
Hamworthy Pumps, a part of the Svanehøj Group along with sister brand Svanehøj, has a strong presence worldwide with several shipyard partnerships in Asia, and a recent re-entry into the tanker market through a partnership with Hoyer Motors out of Denmark.
“Hamworthy has the expertise and resources to deliver customized pumping solutions,” said Gianopulos. “We’re proud to represent their products and provide support to them in the market, while adding a new solution for our clients.”
New York, NY – Expanding their scope of technical and innovative solutions, American Ship Repair (ASR) signed an agreement with NOV Inc. to represent their Bondstrand™ composite solutions, a corrosion-resistant nonmetallic composite piping solution designed for marine and offshore project applications. NOV is recognized for its high-quality flexible and versatile alternatives to traditional materials.
“ASR continues to adapt to the changing challenges faced by our customers, finding and offering the right solutions for them” said ASR president Peter Gianopulos. “NOV solutions and engineering services have a proven record in the marine field, as well as the oil and gas industry. Their product line has applications in a variety of land-based industries as well.”
“We are excited to work with ASR in the promotion and sale of our Bondstrand™ composite solutions,” stated Bill Murphy, Vice President Sales Global Marine and Offshore. “This partnership enables NOV to increase the coverage of our products and services for customers in the US marine market.”
For more than 150 years, NOV has pioneered innovations that enable its customers to safely produce abundant energy while minimizing environmental impact. Their Bondstrand™ composite solutions provide end users with versatile alternatives to traditional materials—including glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) piping, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures, and composite pressure vessels.
ASR represents a global portfolio of principals including manufacturers and shipyards; providing solutions in the areas of environmental regulation compliance equipment, shipyards, and engine room equipment support. A family run business now in its 70th year in business, ASR provides outstanding, reliable customer service, ensuring clients are offered the proven technologies, equipment and support they need to properly maintain and enhance their fleet.