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Wärtsilä to support efficiency of Carnival’s waste handling with four-year technical support agreement

Posted on January 15, 2024

Wärtsilä Water & Waste, part of technology group Wärtsilä, has signed a four-year Service, Spares and Technical Support agreement with cruise operator Carnival Corporation & plc. The contract covers a platform for providing the support needed to maintain and operate the onboard waste-handling equipment efficiently, and in compliance with the most stringent environmental regulations. The order was recorded in Wärtsilä’s order book in Q2 2023.

Waste systems onboard cruise vessels need to be capable of treating vast amounts of waste every day. Any downtime on such systems 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 cooperation. Moreover, it will support Carnival Corporation as we continue to prioritize the efficiency and environmental sustainability of our operations,” commented Remco Buis, Carnival Corporation & plc 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, 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.”

The contract covers 13 Princess Line vessels, 8 Holland America Line vessels, 7 Seabourn Cruises vessels, and 3 P&O Australia vessels. While Wärtsilä Water and Waste and Carnival Corporation 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 visits, service visits, spare parts, remote technical support, and contract management services.

The relationship between Carnival Corporation and Wärtsilä Water and Waste is rooted in long-lasting cooperation. Service agreements are a cornerstone in the continuous improvement process of the services provided by Wärtsilä Water and Waste to its customers.

Wärtsilä in brief

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wärtsilä Portfolio Business in brief

Wärtsilä Portfolio Business units are run independently to accelerate performance improvement and unlock value through divestments or other strategic alternatives.

Wärtsilä Water & Waste, part of Wärtsilä Portfolio Business, offers the widest portfolio of environmental solutions that meet all existing and anticipated regulations, including regulations for environmentally sensitive areas. We support our customers with a complete lifecycle offering to ensure the highest operational efficiency, compliance and enhanced environmental performance. Wärtsilä Water & Waste has developed a broad range of specialized and proven environmental products, such as Wastewater treatment (conventional biological sewage treatment plants and advanced membrane bioreactors), Ballast water management systems, Fresh Water generation (reverse osmosis plants and evaporators) and Vacuum toilets and vacuum collecting systems.


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