FEBRUARY 11, 2014 — A new crane ship designed by Netherlands based Royal IHC\will feature the Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).
The first vessel of this design is currently under construction at a shipyard in China for Scaldis Salvage BV, a Belgium based offshore marine contractor.
The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the third quarter, 2015.
The Wärtsilä BWMS to be supplied has been specially designed to meet the space requirements of this vessel. In addition to the compact solution, Wärtsilä has also provided engineering support to both the designer and end-user so that the system can be correctly operated in accordance with the regulations.
Wärtsilä had earlier been contracted to supply the main engines and gensets for this vessel.
"Wärtsilä's in-depth understanding of the BWMS regulations and knowledge of the compliance requirements was one of the main considerations in the award of this contract," says Joe Thomas, Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions. "It is important for us, as this will be the first Wärtsilä BWMS to be installed in a Royal IHC designed ship, and the first in the coastal workboat market.""