Four more CMA CGM box ships to have Wartsila BWMS

Aquarius UV BWMS Aquarius UV BWMS

JANUARY 30, 2017 — Four 3,300 TEU containerships being built for French shipping group CMA CGM will be fitted with Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels for which CMA CGM has selected the Wärtsilä BWMS solution, making a total of ten ships in all.

These latest vessels are being built at the Cosco Zhoushan shipyard in China, and the contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The BWMS system chosen for these vessels is a 500 cu.m per hour capacity Wärtsilä Aquarius UV system. This uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and ultra-violet (UV) irradiation.

Delivery of the equipment to the shipyard is scheduled to begin in July of this year.

"We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with this major global operator and are pleased and proud to have again been selected as their BWMS provider. The Wärtsilä solution is extremely efficient and very well proven. Furthermore, we are the only company able to offer customers maintenance contract support for a BWMS installation," says Joe Thomas, Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

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