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Minimising Fouling within Internal Seawater Systems - Benefits Assessment

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RFx ID : 20500982
Tender Name : Minimising Fouling within Internal Seawater Systems - Benefits Assessment
Reference # : O - 405759
Open Date : Friday, 30 November 2018 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 1 February 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 81120000 - Economics
  • 81150000 - Earth science services
  • 81170000 - Biological science services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Angela Evans
04 830 1509
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Vessel biofouling represents a significant pathway for the introduction of non-indigenous species into New Zealand’s marine ecosystems and subsequent spread.

Preventive biofouling management provides an opportunity to minimise the likelihood of entry and spread of non-indigenous species. Encouraging comprehensive biofouling management by the global fleet is most effective when biofouling management provides a clear benefit to vessel owners. While operational and economic benefits of preventive external hull management are well documented, benefits associated with preventive biofouling management of internal seawater systems are less well understood.

The project objective is to assess the potential economic, environmental and human health benefits associated with minimising the fouling of internal seawater systems on vessels. Any benefits identified are to be reviewed against the costs of ongoing preventive maintenance and documented in terms of drivers and barriers to uptake of preventive management.

This project entails measurement of the potential vessel inefficiencies associated with fouling of internal seawater systems. This could be achieved via desktop modelling and/or laboratory or field based research.