A new research and expedition vessel is to be fitted with an Evac Complete Cleantech Solution to help ensure its wastewater treatment is the greenest available.
Named ‘REV’, the new 182.9 m ship, owned by Rosellinis Four-10 and designed by Espen Øino in collaboration with VARD Design, will be one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly vessels when launched in the summer of 2020.
In addition to operating as a research and expedition vessel, REV may be chartered for pleasure cruises, the revenue from which is intended to partially fund the ship’s scientific voyages.
Mini-submarines and drones will enable researchers to take measurements from the atmosphere, as well as 6,000 m below the sea’s surface.
At a time when public awareness of plastics in the sea, ‘REV’ will be equipped to collect and melt up to five tonnes of plastic per day without harmful emissions.
The vessel’s green credentials include her diesel-electric engine with an additional 3 MW lithium ion battery pack for peak shaving to give optimum efficiency and silent running under batteries alone. The vessel will employ heat recovery systems on her main generators and the incinerator, which will be recycled into hot water circuits and HVAC.
‘REV’ will also use the VARD SeaQ ‘Green Pilot’ system for monitoring COx, SOx and NOx emissions, allowing the vessel to minimise its carbon footprint. A ballast water treatment system will also be fitted and the shipwill be built under DNV-GL SILENT-R notation for maximum prevention of underwater noise pollution.
Evac will supply vacuum collection systems for sanitary waste, dry- and food waste collection and treatment systems, plus wastewater treatment systems, including a membrane bioreactor with nutrient removal.
“The ‘REV’ project goes well beyond the minimum required by rules and regulations and demonstrates a sincere commitment to a sustainable marine environment,” said Kjell Erik Reinstad (pictured), General Manager of Evac Norway. “Evac is humbled to be a part of this project.”
“’REV’ is just one example of our full commitment to finding solutions to pressing environmental challenges,” added George Gill, Project Director, who represents the ship owner, Rosellinis Four-10. “It was only natural that we’d include environmentally responsible solutions like those that Evac delivers.”
Rosellinis Four-10 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kjell Inge Røkke’s family company – TRG.