Wärtsilä Water & Waste, part of technology group Wärtsilä, has signed a four-year service, spares and technical support agreement with Carnival Corporation.
The contract covers a platform for providing the support needed to maintain and operate the onboard waste-handling equipment of vessels across the cruise company’s brands. Wärtsilä will provide health check visits, service visits, spare parts, remote technical support and contract management services.
“The advanced wastewater treatment systems installed by Wärtsilä Water and Waste are world-class solutions,” said Chris Harding, services director at Wärtsilä Water and Waste. “The maintenance support we offer ensures that the equipment and all components are operating at original design performance levels and that environmental compliance is assured. We focus on optimal system reliability, and maximising uptime.”
Wärtsilä will provide services to a total of 31 vessels, including 13 vessels operated by Princess Cruises, eight by Holland America Line, seven by Seabourn Cruises and 3 by P&O Australia. This represents the largest such agreement between the two companies.
“We are very familiar with the services that Wärtsilä Water and Waste can provide, and with the value that they add to our business,” said Remco Buis, senior vice president of maritime, port strategy and operations at Carnival Corporation. “This latest agreement strengthens our cooperation. Moreover, it will support Carnival Corporation as we continue to prioritise the efficiency and environmental sustainability of our operations.”