Wärtsilä enlists shipyards to ease BWMS retrofits

The Aquarius BWMS adopts a common approach to filtration, using automatic back washing screen type filters The Aquarius BWMS adopts a common approach to filtration, using automatic back washing screen type filters

Wärtsilä is in the process of signing Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) agreements with a number of major shipyards, the latest being Keppel Shipyard Ltd (KSL) of Singapore.

The agreements are intended to establish cooperation and communication between the parties in relation to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Convention for Ballast Water Management, which enters into force in September of this year.

"We are pleased to cooperate with the major shipyards, such as Keppel Shipyard Ltd, since by working together we can provide a valuable service to ship owners in complying with the new regulations," said Markus Ljungkvist, general manager, project sales, Wärtsilä Services.

The shared goal of the parties is to provide ship owners and operators with all necessary information and assistance concerning BWMS.

Wärtsilä will bring to the table its extensive experience and expertise in BWMS technology and can provide the required design engineering, product supply, installation supervision, commissioning and after sales services.

Together, the parties can provide full engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) capabilities, as relevant to each customer's requirements.

The shipyards, in addition, provide the dry-docking facilities and the necessary installation resources.

Wärtsilä currently has wholly owned BWMS production facilities in the UK and China, as well as manufacturing agreements with the China based companies COSCO Weihai and CSSC JiuJiang.

The company’s two stage solutions adopt a common approach to filtration, using automatic back washing screen type filters. The Aquarius-UV uses ultra-violet light (UV) disinfection and the Aquarius-EC disinfects via side stream electro-chlorination.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Vickers Oils are pleased to welcome Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray

Vickers Oils are pleased to welcome Ian Bower, Business Development Manager and Esther Murray, Marke... Read more

SHAFT VIBRATION ELIMINATED WITH VESCONITE HILUBE

After replacing the all-rubber cutlass bearing of his new Jeanneau Sun Fast 35 Tide The Knot a frust... Read more

S/V BRYANA COMPLETES 30,000 NM WITH VESCONITE

A mid-ocean loss of steerage due to a faulty rudder bearing wasn't a scenario Luke Fisher wanted to ... Read more

Experts Highlight Viable Power and Propulsion Solutions for Next Generation Vessels

Lithium-ion battery expert Dr John Warner is presenting at the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propul... Read more

AtZ add stabilizer repair and maintenance to their comprehensive portfolio of marine engineering solutions

Customers within the leisure cruise, naval and passenger ferry industries, are heavily reliant on co... Read more

Mercator Media upgrades magazines and conferences brands

February 2018 Fareham UK - Mercator Media Ltd, the international, market-leading B2B marine media bu... Read more

View all