Wärtsilä adds Marinex BWMS to range

07 Jun 2012
Wärtsilä Corporation and Trojan Technologies have worked together on a new UV technology based system

Wärtsilä Corporation and Trojan Technologies have worked together on a new UV technology based system

Wärtsilä has made an agreement with Canadian company, Trojan Technologies, to offer the Marinex ballast water management system (BWMS) along with the Wärtsilä Hamworthy Aquarius range.

Wärtsilä Corporation and Trojan Technologies signed an agreement in 2010 to develop, market and distribute a BWMS together for the marine market. Over the past two years, the companies have collaborated to produce a new ultra-violet (UV) technology based system. Ship board trials are expected to be completed by September 2012 as well as environmental technology verification (ETV) land based testing which will meet US validation requirements.

Dr Joe Thomas, director of ballast water systems, Wärtsilä Environmental Solutions explained: “We recognise that no one solution will be suitable across all ship types, sizes and environmental conditions. By having both the Aquarius and Marinex systems available, Wärtsilä is uniquely placed to deliver BWMS that meet the specific requirements of individual owners and their vessels.”

Approval of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention is expected within the next 12 months. The convention will require the owners of up to 40,000 vessels worldwide to install a BWMS by 2016. As a result, owners have to urgently evaluate the ballast water treatment technology to find which systems suit both existing and new ships.

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