One of the world’s major cruise ships, the Queen Mary 2, is being fitted with a Membrane BioReactor (MBR) wastewater treatment system to help meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for ship pollution.
The contract was awarded by Cunard Line during the third quarter, 2014. The existing on-board system is now due for replacement and two Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBR 16 systems have been selected to maintain the ship’s high environmental standards.
The Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBR solutions are designed to facilitate the management and treatment of both ‘grey’ and ‘black’ wastewater, and to monitor discharges to the sea.
Cunard’s 2620 passenger capacity Queen Mary 2 entered service in 2004 and was designed with the aim of reducing the vessel’s impact on the environment through more efficient management of waste.
Juha Kytölä, vice president, environmental solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power, said: “Environmental performance is of ever increasing importance throughout the marine industry, but especially so for cruise ships and ferries.”
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