Clean Oceans

Sustainability Leadership

Bridgemans clients have elevated sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental protection to mission critical for projects in Canada and around the world. We share this priority. Our Clean Oceans program offers the latest in sustainable technologies, operations and processes to protect the marine environment and ensure our floatels leave little or no lasting ecological impact.

Clean Oceans was originally developed to prevent the use of hundreds of thousands of disposable water bottles. Now, it has expanded to a holistic offering intended to use every tool at our disposal to reduce waste, promote sustainable operation, maximize energy efficiency and minimize impacts on local communities.

Expert Advice & Support

Bridgemans Clean Oceans services start at the earliest stages of project planning and design, when Bridgemans works with clients to identify ways to protect oceans and the environment throughout the project’s lifespan. Bridgemans provides advice and counsel on a wide array of the latest available environmental technologies, how to incorporate them into a project, how to refit vessels and moorage to accommodate them, and how to operate them when in service. We also provide education and training to ensure the use of Clean Oceans technologies, processes and services are fully adopted and optimized.

Comprehensive Offering

These sustainable technologies, products and services create largely self-contained ecosystems and can include:

  • industrial-sized heat pumps to heat & cool
  • on shore hydro power
  • sewage treatment that includes ultrafiltration & low intensity UV units
  • ultraviolet water purification systems
  • water bottle refill stations
  • waste management plans to maximize recycling, minimize waste
  • reduced use of cardboard & food containers
  • minimizing & eliminating single use toiletries, cutlery & plastic bottles
  • environmentally friendly cleaning & laundry detergents

Environmental Initiatives

Sustainable Floatels

✓ Paperless check-in/out process
✓ Web app provided to reduce printed collateral onboard
✓ Environmentally friendly hand wash, body wash and shampoo in each cabin
✓ Elimination of single use toiletries in cabins
✓ Environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry chemicals
✓ Fresh food delivered in reusable crates
✓ Electric machinery used on car deck

Eliminate Single Use Plastics

8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. That’s the equivalent of a garbage truck emptying plastic into the ocean every single minute.

Our goal is to eliminate all single use plastics on our floatels. To help mitigate the use of these plastics, we provide the following alternatives onboard:

✓ Reusable water bottles provided to our residents and team members
✓ Water refill stations
✓ Reusable containers and cooler bags used for take away lunches
✓ Bamboo cutlery provided for grab & go meals

Waste Management Plans

Bridgemans’ comprehensive waste management plans are customized to each project. Taking into account vessel location, local environmental regulations and existing programs. Waste management plans include strategies for the following services:

✓  Food waste reduction programs
✓  Cardboard and plastic recycling programs
✓  Domestic garbage disposal
✓  Reusable food crates replace cardboard boxes for food deliveries
✓  Reusable plastic food containers replace disposable Grab & Go containers
✓  Waste water and sewage treatment

Environmental Footprint

Floatels can be mobilized to projects anywhere in the world. We offer inshore and offshore solutions in the most environmentally sensitive areas in the world.

✓ Quickly mobilized to project site in a fraction of a time of land-based camps
✓ Road construction can be reduced or eliminated
✓ Use of shore power replaces the need for diesel-burning engines
✓ Industrial-sized heat pumps, to heat and cool the vessel
✓ Sewage treatment that includes ultrafiltration, a low intensity UV unit, and shipping offsite to a municipal treatment plant
✓ A waste management process that eliminates waste and recycles as much as possible

Water Purification

Fresh water onboard our floatels is filtered using an Ultraviolet water purification system. UV is one of the most effective forms of water treatment as it destroys the DNA of bacteria before reaching your glass, leaving clean, pure drinking water.

Water in the tank receives powerful doses of UV, breaking down bacteria and leaving behind pure water, 99.999% free of viruses, including COVID-19.

UV is much kinder to the environment compared to alternative purification methods. It uses low amounts of electricity to operate, requires no chemicals such as chlorine disinfection and has no harmful by-products.

Crew Training

Bridgemans conducts environmental awareness training for all team members. We ensure our team is educated in both the client, and local government policies of the regions in which we operate.

Water Bottles Saved



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Bridgemans Clean Oceans Commitment

“We are committed to ensuring that Bridgemans remains a global leader in the planning, refit and operation of sustainable floatels and a valued contributor to the Net Zero movement, all under the banner of our comprehensive Clean Oceans initiative.”

Brian Grange, President