Wärtsilä obtains USCG Type Approval for Aquarius UV BWMS system

The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System. (Credit: Wärtsilä) The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System. (Credit: Wärtsilä)
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The US Coastguard has awarded type approval to technology group Wärtsilä for its Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS). Wärtsilä is the first manufacturer able to offer two USCG Type Approved BWMS technologies.

The company’s other BWMS technology, the Wärtsilä Aquarius EC, already received Type Approval from the US Coast Guard.

“Wärtsilä’s dual technology offering provides the broadest range of BWMS solutions for fleet wide regulatory compliance. This means that owners can be sure of having the most appropriate system for their particular needs from the same premium support supplier,” says Craig Patrick, General Manager, Sales, Water and Waste, Wärtsilä Marine.

The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV (Ultra-Violet) technology utilises proven filtration and UV irradiation, while maintaining a high degree of safety and operability. It retains its effectiveness regardless of the water quality.

The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system features a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination across the full scope of a ship’s operating and environmental conditions.

In addition to the USCG approvals, both technologies have also been awarded Type Approval by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Wärtsilä supports its products, systems, and solutions with the marine industry’s most extensive global service network.

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