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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT
THE RIGHT BWMS FOR EACH SHIP

Ballast Water Management Systems

Invasive species devastating the marine environment: we can find dramatic examples all around the world! Unfortunately, ballasting and deballasting practices of the past have contributed to this. At Wärtsilä Water & Waste we believe that the most effective way to stop the spread of ballast water invasive species is to prevent their introduction.

To accomplish this, our team of engineers has developed two lines of Acquarius® Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) that 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, UGA and USCG (type) approvals. Both technologies hold several class and hazardous area approvals and guarantee maximum flexibility and choice to our customer.


 
Keep the oceans clean with Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® BWMS
 

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Required by IMO

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) introduced in 2004 the Ballast Water Code (BWC) to address the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments for all sea going ships greater than 400 gt using ballast water. The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) entered into force 8 September 2017. Ships are required to manage their ballast tanks to remove or render harmless the ballast water discharge of invasive species.

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For NEWBUILD & RETROFITS, please contact +44 1202 662 600 or waw.sales@wartsila.com.

For SPARE PARTS, please e-mail us with the Equipment Serial Number or the name of the vessel at pse@wartsila.com. For urgent support, contact +44 1202 662 693.

For TECHNICAL SUPPORT & SERVICE, please email us with the Equipment Serial Number or the name of the vessel at poole.service@wartsila.com. For urgent support, contact +44 1202 662 616.

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