JUNE 25, 2012 — Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactor (MBR) advanced waste water treatment systems to a 3,611 passenger cruise ship newbuilding under construction for Carnival group member P&O Cruises.
P&O Cruises is the U.K.’s leading cruise operator and the new vessel will be targeted specifically at British clientele in a what is seen as a key growth market for cruises, according to Micky Arison, Carnival group chairman and chief executive.
Scheduled for deivery from the Monfalcone shipyard in 2015, the 141,000 grt cruise ship will be the largest thus far built for the British market. Carnival has an option with the shipbuilder for a second vessel of the same size.
Hamworthy has delivered more than 25 MBR systems to Carnival. The MBR system produces the highest quality discharge without requiring any addition or generation of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment or vessel operation.
For this latest contract, Wärtsilä Hamworthy will also be responsible for UV polishing.
Kevin Robertson, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Water Systems, said: "Carnival group is once again showing confidence in the ability of Hamworthy's advanced wastewater treatment technology to meet increasing environmental legislative requirements."