The new product complements the company’s portfolio for handling wet waste, providing a total waste management offering. Waste treatment is a key element of the global shipping industry’s focus on sustainability, and is an important part of Wärtsilä’s environmental strategy.
The overall ‘full treatment’ solution will provide the vessels with an environmentally clean, safe, and energy efficient means of handling their effluent and garbage. The Wärtsilä equipment utilises new membrane technology that is particularly energy efficient, with energy savings of up to 50% over conventional membrane systems.
The new total offering for both ‘black’ and ‘grey’ water waste, as well as disposing of dry and food waste has been ordered for one new vessel to be built by the Meyer Werft shipyard for British cruise operator Saga Cruises. The order for the Wärtsilä equipment was placed in September, with an option for a second vessel.