Wärtsilä will provide its solutions for a total of 12 ships currently under construction
Italian shipbuilder Fincanteri has ordered a range of solutions from technology group Wärtsilä for 12 ships currently under construction at its shipyard.
The orders include waste treatment systems and freshwater generators for two vessels. The waste treatment solution handles both wet and dry waste, with the dry waste package being the first to incorporate Wärtsilä’s Micro Auto Gasification System onboard a large cruise ship. This solution is intended to lower the amount of greenhouse gases produced compared to conventional incinerators.
Wärtsilä is providing the entertainment systems for two new series of ships totalling eight vessels, as well as LED architectural lighting, public address and general alarm systems. The group will also deliver a technological package for two other vessels, which will include Wärtsilä 46F engines, selective catalytic reduction solutions and hybrid scrubbers among other solutions.
All 12 of the ships receiving Wärtsilä solutions are owned by different cruise operators.
“We are very familiar with Wärtsilä’s products and solutions, and are extremely confident that they are the right choice for these exciting new vessels,” said Massimo Costa, vice president of purchasing at Fincantieri. “The cruise industry is setting the pace in sustainable shipping, while the ability to create a high-quality passenger experience is constantly improving. We feel that Wärtsilä is contributing heavily in both these areas.”
The waste treatment systems are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2021, while the entertainment systems will be provided in line with the ships’ delivery dates, commencing in 2022.
“These latest contract awards represent a further step in the building of a strong relationship with Fincantieri to provide the cruise industry with the latest and most efficient technological solutions,” said Giovanni Paladino, key account manager for Wärtsilä Marine.
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