VIKAND and SeaTec team up

2023-07-02T17:04:04+00:00 July 2nd, 2023|Technology|

Healthcare specialist VIKAND is partnering with SeaTec, an independent maritime technical service provider.

This co-operative will support ship operators in reducing fuel emissions and energy consumption to meet industry environmental standards and improve air quality on board.

With the aim of supporting cruise operators and clients throughout the maritime industry, VIKAND and SeaTec are actively identifying solutions to lower all their clients’ environmental footprints and to provide strategies, which will help them achieve key sustainability goals.

The partnership’s aim will be to jointly introduce VIKAND’s patented air purification solution to the cruise industry, and elsewhere.

VIKAND’s air purification solution, which uses Pyure technology, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that pro-actively and continuously reduces viruses, bacteria, odours and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) both in the air and on surfaces.

By its nature, air purification provides critical results for an industry responding to the need for heightened attention to ESG, the company claimed.

Through higher air recirculation, it reduces a ship’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) load, which typically accounts from between 20-50% of a ship’s energy consumption and fuel usage, offering significant energy savings for all vessels, whilst enabling measurable results towards environmental goals.

From the public health, or ‘social’ perspective, air purification is vital for interiors and the wellbeing of crew and guests. The solution actively improves the air quality on board whilst reducing communicable diseases to meet the social standards and achieve a higher level of wellbeing for everyone on board.

“Collaboration is more and more important in the maritime industry as we collectively address challenges of de-carbonisation and sustainability. Working together has never been more important which is why we have teamed up with SeaTec. Through our partnership, we are providing a proactive solution to help our clients meet their sustainability and ESG goals,” said Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO.

“As an ESG leader for the maritime industry, SeaTec is dedicated to promoting industry best practices. Our partnership with VIKAND will help us to realise our customers’ environmental goals by reducing energy consumption, whilst simultaneously enhancing crew welfare,” added Elliot Gow, CEO of V.Services, which includes SeaTec within its portfolio of marine support services.