The Hamburg-based Schulte Group has bought a majority stake in hull cleaning specialist, TecHullClean Limited (THC), which is headquartered in Singapore and Algeciras, Spain. THC already has a presence elsewhere in Spain, Gibraltar and Ghana and reports that it also has license agreements in Qatar and Brazil.
The company specialises in underwater hull cleaning, inspection and propeller polishing services that comply with local regulations. THC founder, Paw Rene Jakobsen, the company’s CEO commented: “The team at THC is proud that the Schulte Group has become our partner and we look forward to benefit from their global presence [and] to expanding our innovative cleaning technology to other ports.”
Tobias Pinker, CFO of the Schulte Group, added: “We started investing in hull cleaning and underwater repair technology three years ago. This joint venture marks another important milestone, offering shipping companies a suite of different systems on a global scale.”