LONDON, CANADA Trojan Marinex has been named the winner of the 2016 Outstanding Private Sector Achievement award from the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC). This award goes to a private sector company that has introduced a product or service that has the potential to make a significant contribution to reducing the environmental and economic risks posed by invasive species. The award – recognizing Trojan’s environmental stewardship and proven ballast water treatment technology – was presented on June 15, 2016 at the annual RRISC Congressional Reception in Washington, DC.
“Being recognized by RRISC is a tremendous honor,” says Mark Kustermans, Market Manager at Trojan Marinex. “Trojan is committed to the innovation of solutions that unequivocally protect the environment, and this award further validates this commitment. We thank RRISC for the award, and also want to take this opportunity to applaud them on the great educational work they are performing on the risks posed by invasive species.”
Over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea, and each year it’s estimated that transfers of over 10 billion tonnes of ballast water take place around the world. Ballast water taken on in one ecological zone and discharged, untreated, into another can result in the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species. Vessel owners rely on Trojan Marinex™ BWT systems to effectively treat ballast water by removing and rendering organisms harmless.
“The spread of aquatic invasive species is a very real, very serious threat to our environment,” explains Scott Cameron, RRISC’s President. “The Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system plays an important role in solving this problem and restoring balance to the marine environment. We thank them for all they are doing to protect our waterways.”
Trojan’s contribution has not only been in the development of robust, chemical-free ballast water treatment technology, but also includes foundational research to enable the use of low-energy treatment of ballast water using UV technologies. Trusted to protect the human health of over one billion people in the world, including the drinking water of New York City, Trojan Technologies provides water confidence for the environmental protection and stewardship of aquatic ecosystems around the world.
About Trojan Marinex
Trojan Marinex designs and engineers ballast water treatment systems. These systems are purpose-built for the marine environment and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit. In addition to the rigorous certification and testing methodologies employed, the Trojan Marinex BWT system is differentiated in that custom-designed filtration and proprietary UV technology is integrated into in a single, compact unit.
The Trojan Marinex BWT product suite achieved International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval in March 2014 and United States Coast Guard (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) Acceptance in August 2014. In March 2015, a formal application for USCG Type Approval was submitted – this was the first application in the industry.
Trojan Marinex is part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses (www.trojantechnologies.com).