NRG Signs Supply Deal With Quantum Marine Marketing
NRG Marine, the UK-based manufacturer of Sonihull, the world’s leading ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has appointed Quantum Marine Marketing as an agent to the Commercial Sector
“We are delighted to appoint Quantum as our agent in the commercial shipping sector,” says Darren Rowlands, Commercial Director of NRG Marine. “Quantum is well-established in the sector and Nick Dalton’s background as a marine biologist gives us a big advantage when addressing the environmental and legislative challenges of biofouling control. We are looking forward to working with Quantum to fulfil the potential in our home market and to maintain our rapid overseas growth”.
The Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling system delivers an unmatched combination of qualities, providing effective bio-fouling control in raw seawater (RSW) handling equipment, without the poisonous environmental legacy of biocides, metal compounds or microplastics.
The system is also easy to install, as the ultrasound transducers are bonded to the dry-side of the RSW equipment or pipework being protected. This removes the need for any drilling or welding, and the requirement for extra pressure-testing and Classification surveys.
With simple installation and no expensive anodes to replace, a Sonihull system can reduce capital and lifecycle MRO costs by up to 95% compared to similar impressed-current anti-fouling systems. Sonihull will reduce maintenance costs, extend maintenance intervals and can facilitate quick mothballing and re-activation without the need to dry-dock.
“2026 is the current line-in-the-sand for the Biocidal Products Regulation,” explains Rowlands. “So, not only can we deliver great antifouling performance at a fraction of the cost, we can ensure that owners are ahead of potential environmental legislation too. It’s a win-win for owners and the marine environment.”
Nick Dalton, Managing Director of Quantum Marine Marketing, says: “I’m thrilled to be able to get my teeth into representing Sonihull in the commercial marine sector. I’ll be getting the word out straight away that operators have available an additional tool to reduce marine fouling and its associated costs, one that is quick and easy to install, reliable, has low power consumption and requires zero maintenance.”
The well-proven Sonihull system uses low power multi-frequency ultrasound transducers to induce cavitation on the surface being protected. Microscopic bubbles form momentarily and then collapse forming a tiny vacuum; it is this action which stops most marine growth from ever gaining a foothold, without damaging the structure itself or any existing coating.
The technology works on all hard surfaces and is especially effective in locations where conventional antifouling is either impractical to apply or struggles to perform. Areas like seachests, salt water pipework, box-coolers, jet drives, propellers, shafts and steering gear, where flow rates are either too low or too high for ablative coatings to be effective. Adaptors also allow Sonihull transducers to be fitted to turning gear and any size of pipework.
Source: NRG Marine, Quantum Marine Marketing