Wärtsilä BWMS for LPG vessel

The Aquarius UV BMWS is based on a two stage treatment process The Aquarius UV BMWS is based on a two stage treatment process

Wärtsilä has been contracted by Italy’s Carbofin SPA, part of the Carboflotta group, to retrofit its Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessel, ‘Marola’.

The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV BMWS, which can be tailored to meet specific requirements, enables owners and operators to minimise their environmental footprint.

The Aquarius UV is based on a two stage treatment process – seawater is first passed through a back washing screen filter, then through a UV chamber which disinfects the water before entering the ballast tank. On discharge, the water is passed through the UV chamber for a second time to complete the disinfection process.

“Our company is conscious of the responsibilities involved in protecting the environment. Our policy is to constantly improve our own environmental services, and to reduce marine pollution by minimising the risk of emissions and harmful releases,” said Roberto Saia, technical manager, Carboflotta.

“By retrofitting Wärtsilä's Aquarius ballast water management system to the Marola, we can be assured of conforming to legislation, as well as protecting and safeguarding the environment in sensitive areas around the world,” he added.

In addition to the equipment, Wärtsilä will also provide engineering support, commissioning and start up for the Marola, which will operate in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and South American waters.

The retrofitting will take place in autumn 2013 when the ship is dry docked.

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