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Wärtsilä Hamworthy Supplying MBRs To P&O Cruises

Posted on June 27, 2012

Wärtsilä Hamworthy received a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactors (MBRs) to the 141 000 gt newbuilding under construction for Carnival group member and U.K.-based cruise operator P&O Cruises.

The 3611-passenger vessel is set to enter service in March 2015. It will be the largest to be constructed for the British market and the order includes an option for a second vessel, Wärtsilä Hamworthy said. The contract also includes UV polishing.

Wärtsilä Hamworthy has delivered more than 25 MBR advanced wastewater systems to the cruise ship operator Carnival. The company’s MBR system produces discharge without requiring any addition or generation of chemicals that are hazardous to the environment or vessel operation, the company said.

The new vessel will be targeted at British clientele in a key growth market for cruises, according to Micky Arison, Carnival group chairman and chief executive.

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