14th January, 2021

New partnership announcement:

Structural Integrity Associates Inc., a comprehensive company that provides innovative engineering solutions and best in-value services to the Nuclear Power, Oil & Gas, and Renewable Energy industry and H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. (H2O BFS), a Dutch based company who developed a biofouling control method (EcodosingTM) which is acknowledged by the EU environmental regulatory bodies, global Oil and Gas, Power and Chemical companies as BAT (best available technique) to mitigate and prevent biofouling risk in industrial water systems, proudly announced today business cooperation to advance their mutual goal of helping the industries to prevent biofilm build-up by using a very accurate online monitoring system, BIoGEORGETM (Biofilm Growth Detector). The BIoGEORGE TM system has proven itself in industrial applications for more than 20 years.

H2O BFS will be the exclusive representative for the latest release of the BIoGEORGE TM (BG4) Biofilm Growth Detector in The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

About BIoGEORGE™ (BG4)

The BG4 system incorporates 20 years of biofilm consulting experience with ‘real-time’ monitoring technology to optimize client water chemistry system performance and lower O&M cost.  This evolution of the BIoGEORGE™ product line includes analytical software (BGConnect) and enhanced communications utilizing a Bluetooth enabled phone/tablet application (BGMobile).  The system provides real-time data, customizable graphs, and shareable reports, allowing the user to evaluate their chemical treatment program’s effectiveness on-demand.

About Structural Integrity Associates Inc.

Founded in 1983, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (SI), is an internationally recognized leader of specialty engineering, monitoring and inspection services as highly effective asset management solutions to optimize safety and enhance performance.

Powered by ‘Talent & Technology’, the SI team has delivered 6300+ projects across 40+ engineering disciplines for clients in multiple industries including Nuclear, Fossil, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, and across a broad spectrum of critical infrastructure facilities.

For more information, please visit www.structint.com

About H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V.

H2O BFS was founded with the mission to provide Economic and Ecological solutions to control biofouling in industrial water systems.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. offers a holistic approach to the treatment of Biofouling, with best‐in‐class hardware and consulting services including customized biocide injection packages.

For more information, please visit www.h2obfs.com

01st January, 2021

New offices SPAIN:

H2O Biofouling Solutions announces the opening of a new office in Spain.

After solid growth in the number of Spanish customers and in order to offer even more opportunities to our customers in LatAm, we are pleased to announce that we have opened a new branch in Spain.

The creation of H2O Biofouling Solutions IBERIA S.L. has been driven by our belief and evidence that the right conversation and the right time is essential to support our customers in the area and expand into the Latin American market. We look forward to continuing to do business with you and to be able to support you within our area of expertise.

 

20th / 21st October, 2020

In-No-Plastic - Kickoff project meeting.

H2O Biofouling Solutions is proud to announce that we are part of this EU Horizon 2020 project!

The kick-off meeting of newly launched EU Horizon 2020 project “In-No-Plastic” (Innovative approaches towards prevention, removal and reuse of marine plastic litter) took place on 20th and 21st October via web, due to covid19 limitation to travel. The project, coordinated by the National Research Institute SINTEF based in Norway, aims at designing and implementing nano, micro and macro-plastic cleaning technologies based on a combined methodology of social and technical removal strategies. The project will focus on industrial hotspots through cooling water systems (CWS), harbours, lagoons, shores and shallow sea water.

The technical strategy consists of the comparison between existing methods and multiple developing technologies for the removal of plastics at different testing areas in Europe, and the Caribbean, with idea to be mirrored in other areas.

The social strategy, on the other hand, focusses on the engagement of the local population by incentivising plastic recovery in return for monetary or another recompense. In order to achieve social part of project’s strategy, different clean-up events will be organized on several pilot locations where local community and stakeholders’ groups will be able to participate: Venice Lagoon, Krk island in Croatia, river Thames in the UK and the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten.

The approach entails a comprehensive monitoring system to gather data at frequencies of every 6 months for 2 years. This is done to understand the effectiveness of the new technologies and current clean-up approaches both in terms of cutting down plastic presence in the environment and its effects on the marine and local ecosystem.

In-No-Plastic gathers 17 partners from 10 countries and has a life span of 36 months. It will also investigate different recycling methods, aiming to connect plastic removal with circular economy processes and, therefore, close the loop. Besides Norwegian SINTEF, in project participate five partners from the Netherlands (BlueXprt, H20, DOW Benelux, FishFlow and Uniper), three from Croatia (Ponikve, Sensum and Probotica), EDF from France, Empower from Norway, ArcelorMittal Belgium from Belgium, Venice Lagoon Plastic Free from Italy, The Rivers Trust from the UK, NB from Germany, Polytechnic University of Bucharest from Romania and Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance from Bonaire.

For more information https://www.innoplastic.eu/ 

 

August 25th, 2020

Bioprotect - a service of H2O Biofouling Solutions

A continuous supply of seawater to an industrial facility (e.g. power and/or water producer, refinery, petrochemical plant, etc.) is critical to guarantee its full production potential. An unexpectedly high volume of biological material (e,g, jellyfish, fish, seaweed) can put production at risk by overwhelming the seawater intake screening system, resulting in a complete blockage and a trip of the plant.

The #Bioprotect service can protect seawater intakes against risks arising from: schooling fish, jellyfish blooms, marine mammals, marine turtles, seaweed and seagrass.

The service is jointly provided by three specialist companies: H2O Biofouling Solutions, Five Oceans Environmental Services, and Saltwater Environmental Engineering.

August 3rd, 2020

Biovision - a service of H2O Biofouling Solutions

Biofouling in water systems is often not observed until it results in an operational issue for the utility. To make operators aware of increased numbers of biofouling, H2O Biofouling Solutions develop a monitoring system (Biovision) to get 24/7 insight in the risks caused by biofouling. Please watch our animation to get more insight in our service.

Biofouling Monitoring systems which provide operators continuous insight in the risk for biofouling settlement.

This provides real time biofouling monitor system to achieve an early warning for biofouling build up in the system.

 

July 14th, 2020

H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. announce a cooperation agreement with ICE – International Consultants Engineers in Egypt

H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. proudly announce a new cooperation agreement signed with ICE – International Consultants Engineers, to support Egypt with our services across Egypt.

Mr. H. Polman, Managing Director of H2O BFS said: “We are extremely pleased to sign this cooperation agreement with ICE Egypt. Their long expertise on Integrity and Corrosion at industrial plants is a great match with our expertise on biofouling control in (cooling) water systems. We are sure together we will provide industry-leading products and services, that combine innovative and ecological solutions to provide operational reliability of cooling water systems for the industry in Egypt.”

H2O BFS was founded in 2014 with the mission to provide Economic and Ecological solutions to control biofouling in industrial water systems. With recognition and experience in a vast amount of countries, H2O is unique in providing complete biofouling control packages to achieve the most cost-efficient biofouling control application.

“We are honoured to start cooperating with H2O BFS. H2O BFS wealth of experience in controlling bio-fouling brings numerous opportunities to our clients. Our clients will have more efficient operations, less maintenance, increase the plants reliability and would hence have more profitable operations. Helping our end users in achieving operational excellence is our ultimate goal and H2O BFS will bring major opportunities with their state of the art technology and expertise” said Mr. Houssam Sabry, Managing Director of ICE Egypt.

International Consultant Engineers (ICE) was founded in 2001 by a group of Oil and Gas experts who have a wealth of international experience to provide its customers with unique solutions in Engineering, Assets Integrity and Corrosion Control Services.

With head-offices in Cairo, Egypt, we provide state of the art solutions that would be specifically tailored to the client’s needs to maintain the integrity of your assets. ICE also manufactures a complete range of cathodic protection products both for offshore and onshore assets through its factory located in New Cairo, Egypt.

If you wish to learn more about ICE you can check http://www.ice-corrosion.com

June 30th, 2020

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with SAS Flare International Co. Ltd.

With headquarters in Al-Jubail, SAS Flare International Co. Ltd. is one of the leading contracting companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and India. With extensive experience in the industry, SASINTL has proudly stood apart from the rest with the help of its premium services for industrial businesses which focus on key areas in the oil and gas, power, petrochemical, marine and water industries.

The partnership comes at a time of increased awareness of environmental sustainability and cost-effective plant operation. The service portfolio of H2O Biofouling Solutions (H2O BFS) fits well with the expertise of SASINTL and provides clients additional value in the design and operation of a plant. H2O BFS developed technologies which have proven to be highly effective to control biofouling in marine (cooling) water systems using the lowest amount of chemicals possible. Especially for SWRO plants this has proven to be a very good option to mitigate marine biofouling in the feed pipes.

H. Polman: “We are very excited working with SASINTL which will be of great value for the companies in the Gulf region, and we are looking forward to work add value to the scope both companies can offer to clients and in new to build plants”.

 

https://www.sasintl.co/h2obfs.php

June 17th 2020

We are pleased to announce that H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. has strengthened its long-standing relationship with Five Oceans Environmental Services (5OES) who will provide the contact point for #H2OBiofoulingSolutions business in the Gulf region from their office in Muscat.

This step further extends our company’s global presence and will allow us to better service our clients’ needs in the region.

For further information and enquiries please call us on +968 24696912. #biofouling #environmentalsolutions

25th May 2020 - Biomonitoring | Get the most out of early warning for Biofouling - Webinar.

Last week we provided a webinar on biofouling monitoring throught the Deployment Matters Technology Catalogue https://www.technologycatalogue.com/

Watch our "Biomonitoring | Get the most out of early warning for Biofouling" webinar by click on below link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIn9BOq8Fo8&feature=youtu.be


#h2obiofoulingsolutions #biofouling #coolingwater #biosafe #biovision #ecodosing #technologycatalogue

April 2020 - Jellyfish bloom

A continuous supply of seawater is essential for the operation of every coastal industrial plant. In the past period high density patches of jellyfish have again been observed at sea along the Omani coastline. This had a significant impact on coastal industries in Oman. In response to the risk we have formed a group of expert companies (H2O Biofouling Solutions, Five Oceans Environmental Services and Saltwater Environmental Engineering) that brings together experts in the fields of seawater intake system management, local marine ecology and oceanography, and cooling water system screening and engineering. This partnership has developed a service package called Bioprotect that analyses how companies can reduce operational risks caused by the mass ingress of jellyfish that may reduce the delivery of seawater to your plant.

Bioprotect protects intake seawater systems not only for jellyfish, it will also help to prevent operational problems caused due to ingress of schooling fish, marine turtles, seaweed and seagrass. 

For more information contact us or click here

 

March 2020

Legionella is a major problem that is often underestimated.

We had the great opportunity to talk about our 20+ years experience to prevent #legionella risks. Read more in the interview to our MD, Harry Polman, published by #Mediaplanet 

https://www.planet-cause.nl/?p=3461&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=3467&token=Xuzika

March 2020

We are pleased to announce that our MD, H.Polman, wrote a chapter in this recently published book. The book addresses critical issues in desalination and cooling water system - "Corrosion and Fouling Control in Desalination Industry"

For all involved in the desalination industry I like to inform you on the release of the book “Corrosion and Fouling Control in Desalination Industry”. I wrote the chapter “Technologies for Biofouling Control and Monitoring in Desalination” in cooperation with Maarten Bruijs and Dr. Henk Jenner.

This book addresses two critical problems that plague materials that make up components in both desalination and cooling water systems: corrosion, and fouling. The book presents solutions to the problems encountered by internal and external parts of these systems and will aid professionals that design, operate, and maintain them. It will be valuable to professionals in the materials, corrosion, electrochemical and wastewater industries, as well as chemical engineers.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-34284-5

March 2019

H2O BFS becomes member of ENVAQUA. ENVAQUA is the platform for innovative, integrated technological solutions for a future-proof circular economy. It.connects Dutch technology companies that realize a future-proof, circular economy and is the contact point for questions and challenges of stakeholders. ENVAQUA contributes positively to increasing the earning power and export opportunities of its members and collaborates with its partners to promote innovation and knowledge development. More information can be found on https://www.envaqua.nl/home-eng/

February 2019

The Ecodosing technology is now part of the Technology Catalogue as provided by Deployment Matters. Ecodosing is a proven concept and applied for more than 20 years at many installations world wide and helps companies to save costs and reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere!

November 2018

H2O Biofouling Solutions takes over Pulse-Chlorination® and cooling water assets from Sweco (formally DNV/KEMA)

H2O Biofouling Solutions is an expert company for biofouling control solutions in (cooling)water systems. With the takeover of the Pulse-Chlorination® technology and cooling water assets it expands its unique service portfolio. Pulse-Chlorination has been applied successfully at many industrial cooling water systems worldwide, increasing operational reliability, saving costs and improving environmental sustainability.

In addition, some unique test equipment (Test-Rig) provides H2O the capability to make an assessment of the performance of treatment programs for open recirculation and once through cooling water systems (ISO 16784-2:2006). During this assessment the efficiency for corrosion, scaling and biofouling can be evaluated. The Test-Rig is an unique tool for tailor made optimization mimicking  site specific conditions.