ACO Marine, Clarimar Sign Equipment Order
ACO Marine has secured an order from Turkish naval architect Soyaslan Design to design and manufacture a Clarimar MF-3 biological wastewater management system for installation to the luxury yacht Nirvana.With capacity for 24 passengers and 13 crew, the 40m long newbuild is under construction at the Tuzla-based Torlak Shipyard for an undisclosed foreign owner.ACO Marine, a division of Germany’s ACO Group, has established a solid reputation in the European super- and mega-yacht markets. However, Nirvana marks the first reference for a Turkish designed and built yacht.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Chooses Evac for Bespoke Yachts
The hotelier whose name is synonymous with luxury is entering the cruise business. The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has chosen Evac to ensure the sustainability of its wastewater treatment and fresh water generation. “Three lavishly built yachts” is how The Ritz-Carlton terms the beginnings of its new cruise business. The hotel chain, known as a standard-bearer in luxury, has commissioned the construction of three vessels. Each yacht will have space for 298 guests and include duplex penthouses…
AFECO Expands into Superyacht Market
AFECO is expanding its presence in the superyacht market with a range of unique bespoke wastewater treatment management and support packages tailored specifically for the superyacht sector. The company recognises that the superyacht sector faces unique wastewater management challenges. Issues can arise as a result of the complexity of wastewater treatment systems, which are getting more complex due to the tightening of effluent consents. Process problems can occur due to mechanical inconsistencies, the result of needing bespoke systems in order to fit a vessel’s layout.
New Water Rules Impact Super Yachts
The introduction of new wastewater treatment technologies and regulations will have an impact on the operation of super yachts with more than 12 passengers, especially those embarking on expedition type cruises, according to ACO Marine managing director Mark Beavis. The amendment changes current rules governing the performance of onboard water treatment plant. From 1 January 2016, the nitrogen content of the discharged effluent must be less than 20mg/l while phosphorous content cannot exceed 1mg/l.
Insights with an Kees Pilaar MD, Blohm + Voss
It could be argued that running an efficient, safe and profitable ship repair yard is one of the most difficult of all maritime jobs. First and foremost, unpredictability – in terms of planned and actual workload, as well as the very nature of the job themselves – is a recurring theme. Maintaining experienced staff in times good and bad; keeping ahead of evolving regulations, as they pertain to the local environment and the global ship market; and weathering the inevitable influx of cut-rate competition from emerging nations are but a sampling of the issues ship repair managers face every day.