Harley Marine Receives 1st Place in Environmental Initiatives at the 2010 WorkBoat Show (USA)
We are pleased to announce that Harley Marine Services was awarded First Place for Environmental Initiative at the 2010 WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, LA. Harley Franco, CEO, accepted the award at the show on behalf of everyone at Harley Marine. HMS demonstrated that Environmental protection is everyone’s job throughout the family of companies, whether working shore side or on a vessel.
HMS has set the benchmark for environmental stewardship and ensures a healthy, safe, secure, and environmentally responsible workplace for not only vessel and shore side employees, but also for customers, contractors, and our communities.
Some of the substantial initiatives that HMS has executed include:
Achieving International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Certification for all subsidiary companies including tugs, barges, shops, and offices.
Powering all vessels with ultra-low sulfur fuel which reduces Particulate Matter (PM) discharged into the environment.
Implementing an aggressive overhaul and replacement program to upgrade the tugboat engines (main and auxiliary) from existing Tier I standards to Tier II and Tier III standards. Each upgraded Tier II engine will result in a Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission reduction of 20%. The Tier III engines will reduce NOx by 80% from Tier I standards.
Constructing the first of a new generation of barge mounted VRU’s. Like the earlier unit, this VRU exceeds all air quality requirements and includes more automation, monitoring and record keeping capabilities. The Harley Marine VRU system has United States Coast Guard, American Bureau of Shipping and California Air Resources Board approvals.
Building two state-of-the-art environmentally friendly office buildings which incorporate water conservation, storm water management, efficient material use, a construction and demolition recycling program, use of recyclable materials, low emitting materials in the building interior, innovative wastewater technologies, and shore power.
HMNY/HMS was also awarded the 2010 Environmental Quality Award from the EPA earlier in the year. HMS was the only maritime recipient to receive the award. We achieved great recognition in the industry for our efforts and will continue to pursue new initiatives and lead the way in environmental stewardship.
Source: harleymarine, January 7, 2011