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AFECO in the press: technical solutions to dumping wastewater in ports

Recognised as the go-to industry experts for wastewater treatment in the marine sector, AFECO have recently published an experts article for Superyacht Technology on the alternatives to dumping wastewater in ports.

The article explains the different types of wastewater generated on board superyachts: black water and grey water. Black water is wastewater and sewage from toilets. Grey water in the wastewater from baths, sinks, laundry and kitchen which can include fats, detergents and chemicals. Both types of wastewater can damage ecosystems if discharged into aquatic environments.

The challenge facing vessels is how to handle and treat these waste waters in the most environmentally sensitive yet cost effective manner whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.

The treatment of these wastewaters is the subject of a number of MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee) resolutions but knowing how to effectively meet these requirements can be challenging. For a start, there are numerous suppliers of wastewater treatment systems and knowing which one would be best suited to your vessels requirements and operation can be a challenge. Secondly, understanding where you are permitted to discharge treated wastewater overboard and the costs of disposing of these wastewaters whilst in port can impact the operational costs of a vessel.

The full article discusses these issues and can be read here:

http://magazine.superyachttechnology.com/july#!/tech-solutions-to-yachts-dumping-water-in-port

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

SUPERYACHT TECHNOLOGY is a company dedicated to digital marketing for the superyacht sector and is the only publication focused purely on technology. Through their website and a monthly online interactive magazine, Superyacht Technology seeks to bring the latest technologies to engineers and captains, shipyards, project managers, technical managers and ETO’s.

 

AFECO recommended as No. 1 specialists in wastewater treatment

AFECO have been recommended as the go to specialists for wastewater treatment in the marine sector by the editor of ONBOARD magazine.

In the Editors Essentials section of ONBOARD magazine, AFECO are described as “the No. 1 specialist in biological waste treatment in the superyacht sector”. The recommendation goes on to describe the services provided by AFECO in as “unique, independent and impartial and will save your vessel time and money.”

The full article is transcribed below. To learn more about our superyacht wastewater management services please click here.

ONBOARD Editors Essentials article:

“AFECO is the No. 1 specialist in biological waste treatment in the superyacht sector. They provide the management and engineering tools to ensure when overboard your discharge remains compliant. AFECO’s wastewater management solutions are completely independent and impartial. With a wealth of experience in wastewater treatment, they provide a range of professional services as well as bespoke wastewater packages tailored specifically to address the unique challenges faced by the superyacht sector. Solutions are unique, independent and impartial and will save your vessel time and money through the right combination of knowledge, prevention, optimisation, training and support.”

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

ONBOARD magazine is a quarterly published magazine that is aimed purely at the superyacht crew on the Mediterranean. Produced in the Côte d’Azur, ONBOARD is an industry magazine with a consumer feel. Designed to be entertaining and informative in equal balance, ONBOARD is packed with varied articles on provisioning, health and fitness, legal matters, wines, crew training, equipment for above and below decks, product launches and features from leading industry experts on relevant superyacht matters.

AFECO featured in British Marine magazine

As members of British Marine and Superyacht UK, AFECO have been raising their profile in the marine sector with a range of services targeted at wastewater management and compliance.

In this quarters edition of the British Marine magazine, AFECO are featured in a member case study in which our Director, Abi Field, is interviewed to outline our services and explain the demand for these services in the superyacht sector.

The article, a 2-page spread published in the Autumn edition of British Marine magazine, describes how AFECO have expanded their on-shore wastewater treatment expertise to the superyacht sector, offering a targeted range of independent wastewater management services tailored to meet the unique challenges of the sector and to ensure overboard compliance is maintained.

Click here to learn more about our superyacht wastewater management services.

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AFECO is a dynamic, specialist engineering services and solutions provider focussed on servicing the immediate and future needs of the water, marine and energy sectors. AFECO offer a comprehensive range of professional services, solutions and products, based on a strong core expertise of process, chemical, mechanical, electrical and ICA engineering. With services ranging from the provision of expert consultancy, asset optimisation, concept development, engineering design, site installation and commissioning, AFECO have the skills and experience to provide a complete and integrated project delivery and support service. With a strong focus on robust and appropriate, yet innovative and cost-effective solutions, AFECO have established a reputation of professionalism, efficiency and innovation. AFECO is a subsidiary of EcoGenR8 Limited, a cleantech innovation and development company.

BRITISH MARINE is the membership organisation for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. We lead and promote our industry and work with our members to achieve sustainable growth in a competitive global environment, through the provision of world-class goods and services. We support over 1600 members with a range of services and expertise which help their business.