In early February 2019, the Schulte Group announced the acquisition of the majority stake in TecHullClean (THC), a Singapore registered underwater Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) technology company. It is headquartered in both Singapore and Algeciras, Spain, and features further subsidiaries in Spain, Gibraltar and Ghana.
THC is an underwater hull cleaning company specialising in the development and manufacture of environmentally friendly hull cleaning equipment and solutions. The company offers hull cleaning, inspection and propeller polishing services, that are compliant with local regulations pertaining to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee’s (MEPC) guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling. The IMO’s goal is to minimise the transfer of invasive aquatic species. All equipment is designed, tested and approved in collaboration with the University of Cadiz, major shipping lines and global anti-fouling paint manufacturers.