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RWO continues its success story with CleanBallast®
Four ballast water treatment plants ordered for new 4,800 TEU vessels to be built at Chinese shipyard
Bremen, April 3rd, 2012 - After careful comparison and in-depth analysis, German owner Hansa Shipping together with Chinese shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding have decided to equip four new 4,800 TEU vessels with the German ballast water treatment technology CleanBallast® by RWO, a subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. The plants will be delivered during the course of 2012.
"We have picked RWO knowing that we are dealing with a sensitive and important task for the future. RWO has long and comprehensive knowledge as well as sustainable experience in marine water processing. Therefore, we are absolutely convinced we will have the right partner in achieving excellent performance" says Dejan Golub, Superintendent of Hansa Shipping GmbH & CO KG.
"We trust that the technical solution of the RWO system, using a reliable, powerful and redundant filtration system together with the well proven electrochemical disinfection unit, will bring us the benefit of meeting even stricter requirements than the present ones."
In addition to the CleanBallast® ballast water treatment systems, Hansa Shipping GmbH has decided to complete the water treatment system of the new vessels with further one-stop-shop solutions. For onboard sewage treatment, RWO's WWT-LC plants will be installed, as well as its oil-water-separators SKIT/S-DEB to ensure best results in treating oily water.
The type-approved CleanBallast® technology has been extensively tested in and designed for real-life conditions, which is an essential prerequisite in order to guarantee a rapid and reliable intake of ballast water. The efficient removal of the sediments also considerably lowers tank-cleaning costs, prevents the loss of valuable load capacities and furthermore leads to fuel savings.
Currently, 36 CleanBallast® systems have already been successfully put into commercial operation. The start-up of most of these units took place in China where they were tested with water from the Yangtze River, one of the most difficult ballast waters in the world.
RWO, Bremen, is a leading supplier of systems for water and wastewater treatment aboard ships and offshore platforms. Its product programme covers the treatment of drinking and process water, as well as bilge, ballast and wastewater. RWO is the worldwide leader in the treatment of bilge water.
The company is part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, a leading design and build company and a specialised provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With over 9,658 employees in 57 countries, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of €2.15 billion in 2010.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialised in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world's major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,260 employees in 67 countries, Veolia Water provides service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2010 revenue amounted to €12.1 billion.