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BWMS retrofit for the Mermaid Asiana

Paul Watkins, Jethro Brussaard, News, 12 July 2022 at 17:00 UTC+2
  • Ballast water management system (BWMS) retrofit Mermaid Asiana 2022

Wärtsilä Water and Waste recently signed a contract with Mermaid Subsea for the vessel Mermaid Asiana to supply an AQ-125-UVK from their Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) product range. The purpose-built DP2 diver support vessel which was built in 2010 in Singapore, will install the retrofit system later this year to ensure ongoing environmental compliance with both IMO & USCG Ballast Water Legislation.

Aquarius UV

The Aquarius Ultraviolet (UV) product range consists of five discreetly sized systems available in both standard and Atex variants. Comprising of an Automatic backwashing filter, a UV chamber and associated auxiliary items, the system ensures treatment of ballast water in line with the latest environmental regulations. In this instance a treatment capacity up to 125m3/h.

Right type of relationship

Wärtsilä Water & Waste has a good and long-lasting customer relationship with Mermaid Subsea Services. In 2019 we completed a similar retrofit for the Mermaid Endurer. The right type of relationship and scope of supply are crucial to meet the needs of the projects. By providing equipment compliant with the latest ballast water regulations, we give our customer a global green passport to trade.

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