When specified, installed and operated correctly, Marine Growth Prevention Systems (MGPs) can form a key part of an effective biofouling management plan.

However, choosing the most appropriate MGPs for a given application is challenging, due to:

  • different systems using various modes of action,
  • little impartial efficacy data being available,
  • variation in terms of quality and manufacturing standards,
  • variation in how to apply and install different systems (hull plate, niche areas, internal pipework etc.)
  • variable advice in terms of how to operate the systems (acoustic frequencies, active substance dosing, duty cycles etc.)

This results in often mixed messages surrounding MGPs use, distrust or even misplaced trust in technologies.

We provide independent and impartial efficacy assessments of MGPs systems, and allow our clients to either improve the efficacy of their systems through targeted R&D, or allow the end-users to make informed decisions based on independent data relevant to their use case.

We offer:

  • Ultrasonic antifouling trials
  • Ultraviolet antifouling trials
  • Cathodic protection trials
  • Technology Reviews.