Power Knot waste management units fitted on board ‘Sun Princess’

2024-03-15T18:10:58+00:00 March 15th, 2024|Environment|

US-based Power Knot Ocean, a supplier of on board organic waste management solutions to the marine sector, has fitted 26 biodigesters and pumps on board Princess Cruises’ latest luxury cruise ship, ‘Sun Princess’.

The integration of Power Knot’s LFC biodigesters and WEP effluent pumps on board the cruise ship marks a significant stride toward sustainable waste management practices within the cruise industry, the company claimed.

‘Sun Princess’, Princess Cruises’ latest flagship of 175,500 gt and accommodating 4,300 guests, is due to make her maiden voyage early this year.

The LFC biodigester is a food waste system that uses natural aerobic digestion to break down food waste into water, mitigating the need for traditional disposal methods and contributing to a substantial reduction in both cost and environmental impact.

The units are strategically placed in key areas of the ship, such as a galley or garbage room where food waste is processed or handled to improve operations.

With nine different sizes available, accommodating the digestion of 10 kg to 6,000 kg of food waste per day, the LFC biodigester provides a versatile and effective approach to waste reduction, the company said.

Alongside each LFC biodigester is a WEP effluent pump, which is used to move the effluent to a convenient location so that it can easily be sent to the ship’s on board treatment facility.

“The installation of our LFC biodigesters and WEP effluent pumps on the ‘Sun Princess’ exemplifies our dedication to sustainable waste management solutions. By seamlessly integrating our advanced technology into the ship’s operations, we are contributing to a cleaner, greener future for the cruise industry,” said Iain Milnes, Power Knot President.