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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT
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Ballast Water Management Systems

Invasive species devastating the marine environment: we 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). These 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 ATEX approvals and guarantee maximum flexibility and choice to our customer.


 
Keep the oceans clean with Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® BWMS
 

BWMS news

Wärtsilä’s Hybrid Solution selected for new Isle of Man ferry

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Feb 03, 2021

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive range of solutions for a new 132 metres long RoPax ferry for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co (IOMSPC). It is being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea and will serve the Heysham to Douglas, Isle of Man route. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in the second quarter of 2020.

Wärtsilä has worked closely with the owner to develop a customised integrated solution based on the ship’s operating profile and customer-specific requirements. Reliability, efficiency, and low operating costs were key considerations. Central to the design is the Wärtsilä 31 engine, recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine and an engine that can also utilise artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in a condition based maintenance regime.

“We have selected Wärtsilä as their solution brings notable advantages in terms of system integration and operational optimisation. It will also have the flexibility to take advantage of alternative future fuels as they become available. Wärtsilä has the experience to deliver a state-of-the-art bridge to propeller solution, along with the track-record needed for this complex newbuild project,” says Mr Jim Royston, Fleet Operations and Project Manager at IOMSPC.

“The Hybrid solution, combining highly efficient engines and energy storage, is increasingly being seen as a practical means for meeting today’s environmental and operating challenges. This solution lowers emission levels and extends the time between engine overhauls, and is an effective future-proof model for ship owners,” says Karl Hinks, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

The Wärtsilä scope includes the Wärtsilä 31 engines, electrical and automation including Wärtsilä’s Low Loss Concept (LLC), the energy storage system, and propulsion machinery including the transverse thrusters. Wärtsilä will also supply the latest NACOS Platinum integrated navigation system along with a newly developed, ground-breaking Bridge Console Design and its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management system. The equipment is scheduled for delivery to the yard during the latter part of 2021.

Media contact for more information on this release:

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
General Manager, Marketing Communications
Mobile +358 (0)40 538 3519

marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

Image caption: The new IOMSPC ferry, the ‘Manxman’, will operate with a comprehensive range of Wärtsilä solutions.
© IOMSPC & Houlder

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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2020, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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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.

Our experience and in-depth knowledge about vessels and marine engineering allow us to have a optimal understanding of the environment in which a Ballast Water Management System is going to be installed. With our technical assessment of BWMS for your specific vessel, we are capable of showing potential equipment locations, installation paths, electrical cabinet locations. Our team of engineers can also make recommendations for what should be considered during installation.

We realize that equipment operations are essential and that problems and down-time have an effect on the owners bottom line. We believe that a single supplier for the entire design process, equipment supply and installation support is beneficial to the ship owner, both in terms of cost and efficiency. Communication across different disciplines is proven more efficient when exchanged within the same company.

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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 662 634.

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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