About Us

Get it done with the HullROVER

 

 

Over complicating things helps no-one. We try to make it simple. Our design is easy to operate, easy to repair and simply offers more for less.

Our ambitions

It is our ambition to expand the operational window of IWC allowing cleaning to continue in stronger currents and with a longer duration than possible with divers. We expect to improve productivity 2-3 fold and free divers to clean the curvatures, propeller or niches.  

HullROVER IWC in 2032

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Fewer introduced species

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million tons CO2 less greenhouse gases

Importance of Biofouling Management

The IMO GloFouling Partnerships say it clearly: “The presence of invasive aquatic species (IAS) may cause damage to marine ecosystems and infrastructure as well as economic losses, and pose risk to human health. Shipping and other mobile structures are pathways for the transfer of IAS through biofouling. Maintaining immersed structures clean from biofouling will minimize the risk of introduction and further spread of IAS. To this effect IMO took early action in 2011 and published the Biofouling Guidelines, which are the main global reference on how to manage biofouling effectively on all types of ships.

Additionally in 2018, IMO Member States adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the IMO strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050. Maintaining the ship’s hull and propeller clean from biofouling translates into operational efficiencies and reduced GHG emissions, which will help achieving decarbonization of shipping.

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Sustainable development goals

Making a difference in SDG 8, 13, and 14

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Target 8.8 talks about “promote safe and secure working environments for all workers”, and the HullROVER is a good example of a robot that does not eradicate the human work but takes on the tedious and unsafe parts

Target 8.3 also emphasizes to “encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises”, which is the core companies of HullROVERs market

SDG 13: Climate action

Target 13.2 encourages all countries to integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning, which is HullROVERs objective on the level of companies

SDG 14: Life below water

Target 14.1 is to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, and the HullROVER reduces introduction of alien species. On the longer term a reduced use of toxic agents in antifouling paints will remove chemical pollution

Target 14.2 also emphasizes the need to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, which is a core objective of removing biofouling

Team

Founders and Team

Frank Stuer-Lauridsen

Managing Director, Co-founder

Tomas Dyrbye

Chairman of the Board, Co-founder

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Michael Olsson

Project Engineer

Kristina Kern-Nielsen

Environmental Engineer

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The HullROVER will help you grow your in-water cleaning business. And ease the toll on fuel and climate for everyone