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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.


 
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Wärtsilä Aquarius UV and Aquarius EC BWMS granted compliance with IMO revised G8 Type Approval

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Jun 30, 2020

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV and Aquarius EC ballast water management systems (BWMS) have been granted compliance with the IMO’s Resolution MEPC.300(72) for the Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS Code) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The approval was granted by the classification society DNV-GL who simultaneously awarded the system Type Approval status in accordance with their classification rules. The certifications were awarded to Wärtsilä in March and June respectively.

Compliance with the IMO Resolution, which is otherwise known in shipping circles as the Revised G8, is important for ship owners globally. All vessels installing a BWMS from October 28 this year and onwards will need to comply with the international BWMS Code.

“We are excited to have yet another approval in place for both Aquarius systems. It represents peace of mind for ship owners and operators knowing that it has been tested and approved to the highest operational and environmental standards,” says Arto Lehtinen, Director Water & Waste, Wärtsilä.

The Wärtsilä UV system is based on filter ultraviolet disinfection. It has already been awarded Type Approval under the original guidelines by the IMO and by the United States Coastguard (USCG), as well as Ex Certification by Dekra Exam GmbH and Lloyds Register Design Approval.

The Wärtsilä EC system is based on filter side-stream electro-chlorination. It too has IMO & USCG Type Approval, Ex Certification by Dekra Exam and Lloyds Register Design Approval.

Caption: The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV BWMS has been tested and approved to the highest standards.

Media contacts:
Mr Arto Lehtinen
Director, Water & Waste, Portfolio Business
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 7095325
arto.lehtinen@wartsila.com

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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 2019, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 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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