Wärtsilä Water & Waste, part of technology group Wärtsilä, has signed a four-year service, spares and technical support agreement with cruise operator, Carnival Corp.
The contract involves a platform to provide the support needed to maintain and operate the on board waste handling equipment efficiently, and in compliance with the most stringent environmental regulations.
Waste systems on board cruise vessels need to be capable of treating vast amounts of waste every day. Any system downtime can be detrimental, and their operational reliability is essential.
With the signing of this service contract, the risk of equipment malfunction is further reduced while operational certainty is further increased. Furthermore, the agreement provides maintenance cost predictability for the series of vessels covered.
“We are very familiar with the services that Wärtsilä Water and Waste can provide, and with the value that they add to our business. This latest agreement strengthens our co-operation. Moreover, it will support Carnival Corporation, as we continue to prioritise the efficiency and environmental sustainability of our operations,” said Remco Buis, Carnival Corp’s Senior Vice President of Maritime, Port strategy and Operations.
“The advanced wastewater treatment systems installed by Wärtsilä Water and Waste are world class solutions,” said Chris Harding, Wärtsilä Water and Waste’s Service Director.
“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,” he said.
The contract covers 13 Princess Line vessels, eight Holland America Line, seven Seabourn Cruises, and three P&O Australia vessels.
While Wärtsilä Water and Waste and Carnival Corp have previously signed similar agreements, the fleet of 31 ships covered by this contract is the largest to date.
The full scope includes health check and service visits, spare parts, remote technical support, and contract management services.