Wärtsilä Recycling equipment
Cruise vessels are responsible for around 25% of all solid waste produced on ships worldwide. Due to various restrictions and regulations, they face the challenge of having a limited operational window for removing waste from ships. Therefore, there is an ever-growing demand for waste management systems with a strong focus on volume reduction and effective storage of waste. Wärtsilä’s systems and product range don’t only meet this need for cruise ships but are also suitable for all vessel types and sizes.
The accumulation of recyclable wastes on board vessels must be managed correctly. Wärtsilä’s systems provide specific volume reduction through a range of processes, resulting in decreased handling time, maximised storage space as well as augmenting efficiency of offloading.
Wärtsilä is able to work with the shipyards and owners to optimize the use of the available space on board through careful design and equipment specification and improving workflow.
The largest volumes of waste produced by a vessel are due to packaging. Clean and contaminated cardboard, plastics and packing materials take up a significant volume on the vessel.
The shredder takes raw waste material and cuts it down to much smaller pieces allowing a press to further reduce the volume of the material or a high surface area for burning in the incinerator.
Shredded waste may be baled, compacted or pass to the dry waste silo for feeding into the incinerator.
Waste cardboard from packing of food and dry products makes up a significant volume of the ships daily waste material.