The potential for non-indigenous invasive marine species (IMS) to be transferred via biofouling is recognised by global regulators and the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Effective biofouling management not only prevents the introduction and spread of IMS but also provides economic and performance benefits including lower fuel consumption and GHG emissions, whilst increasing speed, range, and responsiveness.

Franmarine successfully reintroduced in-water hull cleaning to Australia in 2011. Since then, we have become a global leader in the management of biofouling by taking a holistic approach to the challenge with the MarineStream™ integrated biofouling and underwater asset management system. Whilst prevention and continuous improvement are key, in-water cleaning and treatment at effective frequencies remains fundamental to managing organism attachment and growth.

Franmarine is the only organisation in Australia delivering all aspects of biofouling management. We consider biofouling management to be an asset lifecycle program of work that assures positive outcomes, as opposed to a responsive ad-hoc arrangement. Providing continuity of service and support across Australia and powered by MarineStream™, Franmarine will keep you moving by planning and safely executing interventions around your operational profile

Our biofouling management capability includes;

  • MarineStream™ Biofouling Management & Marine Biosecurity Compliance Programs.
  • MarineStream™
    • In-Water Hull Cleaning.
    • Niche Area Cleaning.
    • Invasive Marine Species Treatment.
  • Fleet wide governance framework development.
  • Regulatory Compliance Support
  • Biofouling Management Plan development, implementation, and maintenance.
  • All aspects of inspection, maintenance, control, marine biosecurity compliance and quality assurance.