Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has awarded Scanship a two-year service agreement for the company’s water purification (AWP) systems on board its ships.
“We are very pleased to reinforce the technical co-operation with Scanship as a testament to our long standing partnership and our commitment to the environment,” said Paolo Mele, NCL’s Senior Vice President Technical Operations.
Since 2002 Scanship has retrofitted 11 NCL ships with advanced wastewater treatment systems. From 2004, six newbuilds have been equipped with Scanship’s total clean ships systems, including garbage handling, food waste processing and bio residue treatment.
All of these ships are in full compliance with the strict Alaska discharge requirements introduced in 2003. From 2010, the NCL newbuilds in the ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Breakaway Plus’ class has been using Scanship wastewater purification systems in compliance with the new IMO MARPOL standard for special areas removing phosphorus and nitrogen.
The most recent Scanship AWP retrofit was performed on Oceania Cruises ‘Sirena’ in 2016 meeting the same standard to be enforced in the Baltic Sea from 2019. In total, 17 cruise ships are today fitted with Scanship system, including 15 ships for NCL, one ship for Oceania Cruises and one for Regent Seven Seas – all Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings brands.
“The two-year fleet-wide service agreement with Scanship includes preventive maintenance service visits, system tuning and remote monitoring for the most cost-efficient operations,” said Olivier Buton, NCLs Vice President Marine & Technical Supply Chain Management.
“Under the two-year agreement we will work with Norwegian Cruise Line to secure efficient and compliant operations by effectual provisions of service, parts, and consumables,” Bettina Nowak, Managing Director of Scanship Americas, explained.