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Environmental compliance

Successful companies have adopted environmental thinking as an integral part of their business strategies and actual operations. The main drivers behind this change have been climate change, increased environmental legislation and growing environmental awareness among customers and other stakeholders.

The marine industry is subject to a long list of environmental regulations; both local and global. This legislation, in particular the regulations imposed by the International Maritime Organisation, are expected to be even more stringent in the future. Environmental compliance is made easier when a company can rely on partners with expert knowledge; partners who are able to inform and advise concerning the regulations, and who tailor their products, systems, and solutions accordingly.
Ballast Water management
 
In today’s world protection of the environment is playing a bigger role than ever before.
 
 
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Emissions reduction

Many of our products and services are designed to have a direct environmental benefit. By eliminating or reducing polluting emissions from your processes, we enable that you to continue operating without restrictions in sensitive areas around the world.

Exhaust emissions can be reduced with upgrades or modernizations that control the combustion itself, thus decreasing the level of engine created emissions. An alternative method is to use after treatment equipment, which eliminates emissions after combustion has taken place.
 

Environmental solutions

We offer complete solutions for reducing your environmental footprint. We understand the regulatory environments in which you operate. Our expertise ensures that the solution provided meets your operating requirements, while complying with all relevant environmental legislation.
    Ballast water management
    The Ballast Water Convention will enter into force 8th September 2017, it will ultimately require ships meeting the criteria to install a ballast water management system (BWMS) that is type approved in accordance to convention guidelines and conforming to the regulation D2 discharge performance standard. The Wärtsilä Aquarius® Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) range comprises two product series specifically developed to enable our customers to meet their global ballast water discharge regulatory obligations. Both technical solutions, one based on filter UV and the other on filter side stream electro-chlorination (EC), have achieved IMO type approval status and both have been AMS accepted by the USCG.
    Exhaust gas cleaning
    Just as cleaning wastewater or reducing air emissions are important contributors to a cleaner environment, engine efficiency is also central to sustainability. With years of experience in exhaust gas cleaning for marine applications, Wärtsilä has developed efficient, safe, and certified products for eliminating air emissions.

    Our extensive reference list is evidence of our know-how and expertise in this field. With different size options, a minimized footprint, retrofit packages, and environmentally sound options, we are certain that we can find the right solution for any vessel. Our dedicated EGC team will assist you every step of the way; from initial planning to post-installation service agreements.
    Waste, oil and fresh water management
    With Wärtsilä’s water treatment solutions you are able to minimise harmful substances in different kinds of water streams on marine and oil & gas installations. Wärtsilä’s water solutions consist of solutions for treatment and monitoring of bilge, sludge and oily water from marine vessels.
    Engine emission measurement
    Emissions measurement by Wärtsilä engineers ensures compliance with environmental regulations. The analysis results give an overview of the engine’s condition and indicate which components need to be adjusted to reach emission limits and improve performance.

    Tighter environmental regulations call for advanced emission controls and near-zero diesel emission levels. Emissions limits are set by the authorities in most industrialised countries, with regular measurements to check compliance. Targeting lower emission levels means that the methods for measuring and controlling them must become more accurate and reliable.

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