Evac Evolution ballast water management system specified for Chilean Navy polar vessel

The Evac Evolution ballast water management system (BWMS) has been specified for a new Chilean Navy Antarctic research vessel which is to be built by ASMAR, the state-owned shipbuilder, at the Talcahuano yard in Chile.

The Evac Evolution ballast water management system (BWMS) has been specified for a new Chilean Navy Antarctic research vessel which is to be built by ASMAR, the state-owned shipbuilder, at the Talcahuano yard in Chile.

The Evac Evolution system has attained U.S. Coast Guard and IMO Type Approval to the revised G8 standard. The system has been developed over a 10 year period by Cathelco which has been part of Evac Group since 2018.

The 110 metre polar class vessel will be installed with a 190m3/hr BWMS system which will be supplied in 2021. The order was won by Llalco Fluid Technology, Evac’s agent in Spain and a number of the Latin American countries.

First BWMS supplied for naval vessel

“This is the first time that the Evac Evolution system has been supplied for a naval vessel and paves the way for military sales around the world”, said Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group.

The ice-breaking vessel with a crew of up to 120 people will undertake roles including logistics support, search and rescue as well as scientific research in Antarctic regions.

Effective in challenging water conditions

Based on a combination of filtration and UV technology, the Evac Evolution system has a ‘feedback loop’ which uses UV transmission as the parameter for precisely determining UV dosage. This ensures effectiveness in challenging water conditions,but saves on power during normal running.

“The Evac Evolution is entirely chemical-free making it ideal for use by vessels operating in environmentally sensitive areas such as the polar regions.”, Gardemeister explained.

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