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Sustainably Withstanding Water Obstacles With Merus Rings on the VOS Stone

Following successful installation on board ‘VOS Start’, Vroon contracted Pronomar to equip sister newbuild vessel, ‘VOS Stone’, with the Merus technology. These two subsea-support walk-to-work units were purpose built for Vroon, to support offshore operations and walk-to-work (W2W) projects in today’s Renewable Energy and Oil & Gas industries. Installation of the professional Merus rings was one of the last steps ‘VOS Stone’ had to undertake, since she was already contracted for offshore logistics activities and W2W support at the Arkona Offshore Windfarm park. On board various vessels and offshore platforms, the Merus ring has proven valuable in counteracting issues with corrosion, scaling and marine growth, such as mussels and barnacles, in pipelines. The technology consists of a treated ring that

May 14, 2019 | Category: All, Merus |

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Pronomar Achieves Successes in the Hotel Branch

Besides having a good track-record in the maritime industry, Pronomar also operates in the hotel industry with their MERUS water treatment technology. Many hotels deal with lime scale and other related issues in their boilers, kitchen equipment, swimming pools, sauna’s and of course in the hotel rooms, mainly on the sanitary facilities. This could have a negative impact on the experience of the hotel guests, therefore everything needs to be done to keep the facilities clean and lime scale free. Most hotels use water softeners to prevent these problems from occurring. However, since regeneration salt is being used to clean the filters of the water softener, there always needs to be a stock in the machine. The amount of salt

February 21, 2018 | Category: All, Merus |

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Another Series of Boskalis Vessels Equipped with MERUS Durable Water Technology

After already having installed multiple MERUS rings on a number of Boskalis vessels, three other Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers have recently also opted for this environmental friendly solution. Boskalis, a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime services provider, equipped the Queen of the Netherlands, the Fairway, the Prins der Nederlanden and recently  also the Medway and Beachway with several MERUS rings. These ships are now provided with a system which helps in the prevention of lime scale, corrosion and biological   problems in the water lines and water bearing systems. Why opt for a MERUS ring? The three Boskalis TSHDs are equipped with various evaporators, in which the seawater partially evaporates and the residual brine is conveyed back into

November 15, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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MERUS Rings Installed on Vroon’s New Ship: ‘VOS Start’

Once again, Vroon has chosen to put its trust in Pronomar’s capacity to support the technical installation on its new offshore supply ship “VOS Start”, by installing multiple MERUS rings. Having more than a century’s experience in the international shipping industry, makes Vroon certain that having MERUS rings on-board the VOS Start is the ideal solution to prevent possible scaling problems. They already built up experience by having the technology on-board the VOS Sugar, VOS Star,VOS Partner,VOS Passion and more. The new subsea-support walk-to-work vessel VOS Start, built by Fujian Southeast Shipbuilding, has upgraded Vroon’s existing diverse fleet, which now exists of approximately 200 vessels. It will be the first of two W2W vessels, which enables them to meet the

September 12, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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Revolutionary Green Ferry “Texelstroom” Even Greener

Texel, the perfect island for a holiday, a weekend away or just a day to spend on the beach. Many Dutch people visited this island, but Texel is also visited by a lot of tourists for a bit of peace and quiet. The island is a beautiful piece of Holland and evokes a holiday feeling with many people. That feeling already starts in Den Helder, when you take the Teso ferry to Texel. The Teso ferries are known amongst many, but the new ferry “Texelstroom” might be less known. Since the end of 2016, the Texelstroom sails between Den Helder and Texel. The Texelstroom can transport more cars than previous Teso ferries and is more sustainable. The ferry uses less

May 19, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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Monarch Empress Starts With Durable Water Treatment

Being eco-friendly is getting more and more important. Entrepreneurs that join the ‘go green’ trend are greatly appreciated these days. Although appreciation is meaningful, it is also important for entrepreneurs that environment-friendly, alternative products are reliable and cost efficient. The company River Advice started to make her Avalon fleet environment-friendly a few years ago. The Avalon Scenery was the first ship to use the MERUS water treatment technology, which was installed in 2012. It was the beginning of a beautiful cooperation between River Advice and Pronomar. Nowadays, a lot of Avalon ships have the MERUS rings on board and recently the Monarch Empress followed as well. The Monarch Empress is a luxurious river cruise ship which can accommodate 144 passengers.

March 6, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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VOS Sugar and Star Equipped With MERUS Water Treatment Technology

All of us can see the sustainability trend in the shipping and offshore industry. However, these companies are, with good reason, only receptive for environmentally friendly alternatives when they offer reliable and economic results. Vroon Offshore Services B.V, with headquarters based in the Dutch Breda, got to know Pronomar’s MERUS water treatment a couple of years ago. The MERUS water treatment is an environmentally friendly technology which keeps pipes and water bearing systems clean of lime scale, rust and bacteria for a longer period of time. Over the years, the responses coming from the superintendents and technical staff on-board the vessels which were using the MERUS technology were always positive and for that reasons there has been decided to equip

January 27, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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The Day Of: Art and Durability

“I am definitely getting around!”, says Wieland Juch, student at the Technical University of Delft and Technical Maintenance Employee at Pronomar B.V. “One moment I am crawling through the wet underground area of the Police Academy, the next I am stepping on board of a ship and today I am standing in front of the Nightwatch at the Rijksmuseum”. In 2016, Pronomar B.V. was asked to install the MERUS water treatment technology in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Rings were installed before the warm water system and the boilers too have been equipped. How did Pronomar end up there? Via Croonwolter&dros, a merger of Croon and Wolter & Dros. For over 140 years, they have been in the vanguard of new

January 27, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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Intercontinental Waterways Opts for the Durable MERUS Water Treatment Once Again

Intercontinental Waterways is a Swiss company with a fleet consisting of 40 river cruise ships, well known for the cruises on, amongst other things, Europe’s second-longest river: the Danube. On numerous ships, for example the Avalon Scenery, Panorama and Passion, the MERUS water treatment rings were installed by Pronomar and now Intercontinental Waterways has given Pronomar the order to outfit the River Navigator, River Discovery II, River Venture and River Splendor. In the Netherlands, water hardness is expressed in German degrees of hardness or ºdH. Within each country and even within each region, these amounts of water hardness can differ enormously. That is why it is considered a big challenge for river cruise ships, which bunker in different degrees of

January 26, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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No More Sleepless Nights: How to Effectively Remove Lime Scale Caused by Hard Water

After successfully providing several Basic Fit clubs with a demo-installation of the MERUS water treatment technology, the Basic Fit managers have seen the benefits for their gym clubs for themselves. In February 2015, 28 clubs had already been outfitted with the MERUS Technology by Pronomar B.V. and in the meantime this amount has increased to 74 (January 2017). Pronomar, who travels to multiple clubs in Belgium and Luxembourg each month to install the MERUS rings, is particularly happy with these accomplishments and the pleasant collaboration with Basic Fit. Every water consumer suffers from extensive build-up of lime scale in water lines and/or dishwashers, washing machines, boilers, showers etc. In the Netherlands, water hardness is expressed in German degrees of hardness

January 26, 2017 | Category: All, Merus |

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