Water line of the ocean

Our clients

PML Applications helped us plan and deliver a virtual 2-day workshop on ‘Using earth observation for water quality monitoring’.  The team were so generous with their time and expertise - they helped plan the programme, gave very engaging presentations about their own research, participated in a discussion panel and ran two excellent training sessions.  The workshop was attended by 174 delegates from 19 countries and received overwhelmingly positive feedback – we are extremely grateful to PML Applications staff for their invaluable support in making it such a great success.  We would welcome the opportunity to work with them again!

- Paula Lightfoot, Earth Observation Specialist

ECOsubsea, a leading provider of eco-friendly hull cleaning technology, has engaged with PML Applications for their vast international industry experience and leading competence within the field. During the several years we have worked with them we have always found PML Applications to be thoroughly professional, providing robust, clear, independent and impartial scientific advice as well as detailed information of the complexities of the UK regulatory structure and critical analysis of test results.

Over the last years, local and international regulators focused on in-water cleaning and its impact on the ocean. We anticipate that this will lead to in-water hull cleaning standards that soon will be implemented and we have complete confidence in PML Applications to provide the necessary  independent and impartial testing service.

- Tor M. Østervold - CEO

​The intergovernmental European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), a global operational satellite agency, contracts PML Applications to provide training to international stakeholders on using satellite-based ocean observation data. PML Applications’ considerable satellite data analysis and visualisation expertise means that they are ideally suited for this important activity.

- Christine Traeger-Chatterjee, Training Officer, User Support and Climate Services at EUMETSAT

We would like to thank PML Applications’ staff who have contributed their time and effort to support us at Sherford over the past couple of years. The service provided and reports were of a high quality which was very much appreciated by the Consortium, especially with regard to ensuring our stream water quality was at an EA compliant level.

- Robert Robb, Consortium Interface Manager Resident Engineer

PML Applications Ltd were an invaluable partner in our study of the effect of marine growth on our subsea connection systems in marine energy environments.  From desk-top study and professional advice, through to design of the subsea trials, and then work offshore to evaluate and report on the recovered test rig.
Their professionalism, their extensive knowledge and experience and passion really shone through.  They were able to give us advice and solutions that took the theory and observed results, and apply that to what would work on our specific products in the real-world.
They always went the extra mile. Highly recommended.

- Rob Wyatt, Product Manager

Rolls-Royce engaged with PML Applications Ltd to undertake a challenging marine engineering project. The project investigated a novel anti-fouling technology for marine propellers. The team at PML Applications Ltd were quick to appreciate the potential for this technology. They helped us evaluate and demonstrate the technology working up from test pieces up to full size components. PML Applications  Ltd undertook unique testing with bespoke test rigs to evaluate propeller fouling in a real-world marine environment. This developed the technology  from TRL 3 to TRL 6 and we are now seeking to commercialise our novel antifouling technology.
PML Applications Ltd were responsive and reliable, delivering an excellent quality of technical work. They were able to address the unique aspects of this project and overcame many technical challenges, ensuring that they always delivered on time and within budget

- Alexis Lambourne - Materials engineer

We contacted PML Applications for expert assistance in a large international dispute. The team’s expert evidence was accurate and concise. Very importantly, they made it easy to understand for a lay-person. PML Applications’ support was a strong factor in achieving an outstanding success in the case. I would have no hesitation in turning to PML Applications again for expert assistance.

- Bruce Gailey

Coldharbour Marine has worked with PML Applications since 2009. The unique approach to Ballast Water Treatment adopted by Coldharbour Marine meant that independent verification of the efficacy of each of the treatment stages that make up the system was required.

PML Applications, with its unique blend of marine scientists, project management skills and deep understanding of the requirements of the IMO BWT Convention represented the perfect partner to carry out this work. We will continue to work with PML in the future as new projects and challenges arise.

- Andrew Marshall

PML Applications was contracted by Carnival UK and Alfa Laval to conduct an independent shipboard test of the Alfa Laval Pureballast 2.0 fitted to a Carnival UK vessel.

Both parties wanted to be sure that the retro-fitted system was able to meet the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) D-2 discharge standard for ballast water under normal operating conditions. We were asked to attend the ship in Southampton during one of her short routine port visits and sample the ballast water during discharge. Ballast water was sampled over a full discharge of two ballast tanks and analysed for the three IMO D-2 discharge standard categories. All were well within the IMO D-2 regulation standards.

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"Cunard Line engaged PML Applications to conduct acceptance testing of an off-the-shelf Ballast Water Treatment System onboard MV Queen Elizabeth in 2013. The testing covered the full suite of the IMO D2 standard, and was conducted onboard by PML Applications staff. The professional way in which the sampling was conducted, and the detailed reports provided has given us reassurance that the system works as intended, and confidence that it will continue to meet the demanding requirements of cruise itineraries. PML Applications continues to provide Cunard Line with performance monitoring of our BWTS in service." 

- Richard Catt - Environmental Manager

As the ReDAPT Programme Manager in Alstom, I have worked with PML Applications for over 2 years during which time we have jointly coordinated several deployments of sample environmental paint panels onto the seabed and also attached to the Alstom 1MW tidal turbine.  I would highly recommend the team for their flexibility, commitment to getting the job done and their ability to deliver on time and to cost, having demonstrated several times on ReDAPT their creative problem solving abilities.

- Paul Chesman

PML Applications is proud to be working with Babcock International to develop novel ways of protecting marine assets from biofouling.

- Tom Vance - PML Applications