As previously announced, the technology group Wärtsilä is in the process of signing agreements with a number of major shipyards. The agreements are intended to establish cooperation and communication between the parties in relation to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Convention for Ballast Water Management, which is due to enter into force in September of this year.
By June 2017 Wärtsilä has signed agreements with a number of yards, including Drydocks World Dubai, Keppel Shipyard, Sembcorp Marine, MMHE and Triyards.
The shared goal of the parties is to provide ship owners and operators with all necessary information and assistance concerning Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). Together, the parties can provide full engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) capabilities, as relevant to each customer’s requirements. The shipyards, in addition, provide the dry docking facilities and the necessary installation resources.