arnival Corporation and Wärtsilä have signed a framework agreement covering the supply and installation of advanced waste water and dry waste treatment systems in up to 32 cruise ships.
Wärtsilä’s Membrane Bioreactor waste water treatment plants are well proven in the handling of black and gray waste water, surpassing the most demanding standards currently set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for sewage discharge, including paragraph 4.2 of MEPC 227 (64), which applies to special areas.
Similarly, Wärtsilä’s dry waste handling systems comply with the most stringent IMO MARPOL requirements, and are designed to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Wärtsilä’s advanced technologies and vast experience were cited as being major considerations in the award of this contract.
“We very much appreciate Wärtsilä’s support and their capabilities in delivering high quality, reliable solutions tailored to our specific requirements,” says Jon McKeown, Senior Vice President global strategic sourcing at Carnival Corporation. “The environmental legislation barrier for the cruise industry is set very high, so we seek the latest technologies to ensure compliance. The Wärtsilä solution selected for the framework more than meets this standard.”
“There is increased awareness within the cruise industry of environmental sustainability, and Wärtsilä is proud and ready to support this focus with the most advanced and compliant solutions,” says Arto Lehtinen, Director at Wärtsilä Water and Waste. “We continue to work with Carnival to enhance their goals for waste reduction, in line with their internal strategy.”
The Wärtsilä equipment will be delivered and installed onboard different ships across many of Carnival’s operating brands between 2020 and 2025.