PRINCESS CRUISES (PCL) AWARDS CONTRACT TO EMCS INDUSTRIES LTD TO PROVIDE THE NEXT GENERATION NOXX HYD™ NON-BIOCIDAL ANTIFOULING SOLUTION TO THE ROYAL PRINCESS, THEIR FLAGSHIP CRUISE VESSEL.
December 20th, 2018: Princess Cruises (PCL) based in Santa Clarita, California has purchased the NOXX HYD™ Hydrosonic Antifouling System from EMCS Industries Ltd for their flagship Royal Princess cruise ship. This will be the first cruise ship in the fleet to adopt this low frequency technology.
The NOXX HYD™ system will further enhance PCLs environmental approach to reducing marine fouling in the internal piping systems without harming the ocean ecosystems, and without harming the mussels and barnacles that cause the problem. The technology will also add considerable energy savings in the process.
Due to be delivered by March 1, 2019, the system will protect all six sea chests and intake grates on the Royal Princess against marine fouling. The Royal Princess measures 142,714 gross tonnage and has a capacity of 3,600 passengers. The NOXX HYD™ [pat.pending] system is extremely environmentally friendly, it is a frequency based solution that replaces antifouling systems that release toxins into the oceans and lakes around the world, or that use cavitation.
NOXX HYD™ [pat.pending] uses a completely different science to prevent fouling. Solutions such as externally applied coatings, chlorine/copper and ultrasound are replaced. This is the fourth contract in the last 12 months where the NOXX HYD™ next generation eco friendly antifouling solution has been awarded to EMCS Industries Ltd.
EMCS Industries Ltd is very proud to be associated with Princess Cruises and the Holland America Group. Princess Cruises is a cruise line owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. The company is incorporated in Bermuda and its headquarters are in Santa Clarita, California. It was previously a subsidiary of P&O Princess Cruises, and is part of the Holland America Group, which controls princess cruises brand. The line has 23 ships which cruise worldwide and are marketed to both American and international passengers. EMCS Industries Ltd is the inventor and manufacturer of the first electrolytic marine growth prevention system in 1950 and the NOXX HYD™ anti fouling solution in 1974. The company provides anti-fouling solutions to more than 150 vessels worldwide.
EMCS Industries Ltd was originally established in 1955 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada under the name Electrolytic Marine Corrosion Services by Lauder Ramsay (Director) and Frank Lewis Chappell (Technical Director) after the invention of the first Marine Growth Protection System (MGPS) in 1950.
This 100% Canadian product researched and engineered by Canadian engineers and electro-chemists who were part of EMCS is now sold globally under the name MARELCO™.
Today EMCS Industries Ltd owns the MARELCO™ trademark worldwide and continues to add new Antifouling solutions such as the NOXX HYD™ antifouling system for Commercial and Recreational Vessels, The MARELCO™ Hybrid System for large commercial vessels and anti corrosion solutions such as ICCP and Sacrificial Anode products.