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In-depth | SHIPBOARD WATER TREATMENT Fabric for new yacht partnership

An Italian partnership of textile companies and yacht building yards is developing new ranges of textiles for the large yacht construction and outfitting sector.


ready for a fast growing international market.” says Arne Frøiland, Partner and Founder of Energy Capital Management. Wilhelmsen Ship Equipment’s Unitor Ballast Water Treatment System (Unitor BWTS) has announced that it also has passed another major milestone in mid-July when it successfully completed the six months testing Toronto, to r iescei ave Type Approval. initiative being coordina ed by Genoa-based classification

onboard avaltex, new umbrella

society RINa, which believes that, over t Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment. “The test results are extraordinary and beyond official o other materials, in a surprising range f marine appli ations. In one initiative,

“We are very pleased to receive the positive results of the Type Approval testing onboard Toronto,” says Peter Stockley, president he co

ing three years, textiles can be

developed to provide a ready alternative t compliance requirements, showing zero organisms per cubic meter greater than 50microns, 0.386 organisms per ml for the organisms 10 to 50microns and no bacteria well proven materials hat change colour d Unitor BWTS combines

the grouping is

working towards the m rinisation of present in the treated water.”

uring the day in relation o varying l ceavietlasti on, terilisation and physical separat on to provide xtra safety, peace of mind and a exhibit good comfort characteristics. Smoke and fire tests are proceeding, but RINa said that it believed that applying he land-based materials would not prove problematic.

the use of f sunlight, and which minimise

environmental impact but continue to system equally efficient in all w ter onditions. Tis combination of methods also allows i to h ndle diverse conditions such as high turbidity due to organic and mineral matter or polluted water. Unitor BWTS only treats n another, more radical scheme, the the process from an operational perspective. uctural

to marine

plan also foresees natural fibres yi igher

resistance characteristics for non-load the Unitor BWTS can meet the strictes of

combination of treatment lding

bearing cabin partitions than is the compliance requirements. Te test results composite materials. RINa spokesman, Mario Dogliani said: “We have completed a feasibility study which suggests that replacing fibre glass with natural fibres wiCentral to the Type Approval are a serie will be easier to work with. I have o dmit

ase for hard-to-work-with fibre glass/ suggest it should have the potential to meet

that when the possibility first

ength and fire technologies,

Alfa Laval get a large order from A.P Moller-Maersk for 14 container vessels.

tests were successfully performed at the end of November last year. Te third and final test was successfully completed in July. Te water sample for the final test was done in the North Sea, outside Zeebrugge on 6 July. “Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment is currently

awaiting confirmation from the South African Department of Transport (DoT) regarding the Type Approval,” states Peter Stockley. In addition, Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment is currently engaged in gaining DNV approval, scheduled for completion in September 2010. Adding to the recently gained approval

bal Ilast water on intake, which from simplifies Wilhelmsen Ship Equipment (WSE) has also received orders for three new Unitor Ballast

RINa chief executive Ugo Salerno.

h “As th setsre test res sutlrts show, using a Water Treatment Systems (Unitor BWTS). One system is for a platform supply vessel being built at Hellesøy Verſt, and the other

arose, our naval guys were surprised, as two systems are for two new Fjordline ferries

his applic ion.”

hey had never thought to use textiles in to be built at Bergen Group Fosen. To date

the strict standards for US waters (such as WSE has won contracts for nine systems, the Californian Performance Standards)” continues Stockley.

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ll be practical and that these materials of three shipboard trials over a six month period. The first and second shipboard

Mr Dogliani said that work wa also f including newbuilds at Hyundai Heavy woven “nano-technology” textiles for anti-ballistics capability. He suggested “These new orders show that

o using on how to apply especially- Industries (HHI) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

that easy-to-shape textiles could b there re forward looking early takers amongs

also to provide bullet-proof cladding for yacht superstructures. All textile applications could be the reasons for selection of the system,” says Stockley. Te equipment is to be delivered in


International Maritime Organization regulati Q4 2010.on, Mr Dogliani said.

The capacity of the Unitor BWTS to t Hellesøy is 150m3

e its range. Additionally, in June, WSE received an order for two systems of 200m /hr, one for

he region of Piedmont ndorsed by

di Biella (UIB), which includes groups ea h of two n w ferries under construction

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such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Sinterama a for Fjordline at Bergen Group Fosen y rd. also small specialised textile makers that t customer has confidence in our technology presence. The comments Stockley.

nd Arazzo-Gruppo Parà Tempotest and “Securing this order now shows that the

raditionally have a strong industrial and in WSE’s competence to deliver,”


netti and Fincantieri. Andrea

Bairati, id: partners,

ordinated by RINa, include Azimut- BeTe market is arguably seeing the most competition within this c size range at the for moment, with many systems on offer of Piedmont,


research and innovation for the region among strong glob saal playe “rs. However, a thend technical and commercial strengths of the until now. Navaltex promotes ynergy by joining the two ends of the chain.”

Textil s

shipbuilding have never come together Unitor BWTS won the deals. Te syst temshi s for Fjordline are due for delivery in Q1 and Q4 2011.

“Feedback from our customers suggests said: “It is…natural that, like important f oafs reasons. Te small footprint and very innovation strategies wi the system are two important parameters, making materials and on safety

Ugo S lern , RINa chief executive, that they chose Unitor BWTS for a range

hion designers, we also share our low power consumption of


p oducers focusing on the quality of the the technology a flexible and economical solution for both newbuilds and retrofits,” neither sector can forgo”. NA

d protect on

of the environme t, two elements which closes Stockley. NA

initiative is b ing promoted by /h, the smalnledst system in

ha bee

owners in the market. They are ready to make an investment now,” says Peter Stockley, President Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment. “Te motivation to make a decision now may also be that the owners want to demonstrate that they are innovative and environmentally conscious.” Te system sold to Hull 148 at Hellesøy Verſt. (on the West coast of Norway) is for a platform supply vessel, to a Norwegian owner. “Te flexible design and price were among developed within he scope of

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