Wärtsilä is to supply and install an auto gasification solution for Princess Cruises vessel Regal Princess.
The technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fueling thermal decomposition unit, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and It will lessening the requirement to offload waste at shore facilities.
The Wärtsilä-supplied gasification unit will replace one of the vessel’s onboard incinerators, and will safely dispose of hazardous, contaminated, and dry burnable waste in an environmentally sustainable way. The emissions quality from this system exceed the standards of land based thermal destruction, according to Wärtsilä, which says the the auto gasification process will reduce the ship’s waste to less than 5 percent of the original volume, and will produce Bio Char, a sterilized inert material, and syngas (synthesis gas), which is recycled within the unit as fuel.
As the system recovers energy from the waste heat being produced by the thermal destruction process, additional energy and emission savings will be gained. The auto gasification process will reduce the ship’s waste to less than 5 percent of the original volume, and will produce Bio Char, a sterilised inert material, and syngas (synthesis gas), which is recycled within the unit as fuel.
Princess Cruises is a Carnival Corporation & plc brand operating as part of the Holland America Group.
“Wärtsilä and Carnival have cooperated closely on numerous projects over the years, and we have delivered a number of advanced waste treatment systems for their vessels,,” says Jason Hardy, Head of Sales, Advanced Waste Management (Retrofit), Wärtsilä Marine.”Our experience with the Auto Gasification technology will help support them in their focus on efficiency and environmental sustainability.”
Wärtsilä is scheduled to deliver the equipment in January 2020.