NCL consults Foreship on ballast water compliance

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

10 March 2017


Foreship has secured a major design consultancy contract covering the first post-Ballast Water Convention treatment systems to be specified by Norwegian Cruise Line. The contract calls for independent naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy services to ensure installations on five NCL ships are fully IMO-compliant. After an initial project involving the surveying, installation feasibility study, design drawings and documentation for class approvals on Norwegian Dawn, Foreship was invited to provide the same service for the Norwegian cruise ships Pearl, Sky, Jade and Spirit. Foreship’s full scope includes mechanical and electrical design work to DNV-GL requirements, taking in diagrams for BWTS foundation support structures, piping routing, machinery arrangements, cabling diagrams and systems integration. Foreship is also contributing on-site installation support, where required, with the bulk of work to take place while ships are in service. “Environmental responsibility is a core value for NCL, and we welcomed the clarity brought by entry into force of the BWM Convention,” said Giovanni Canu, VP Technical Operations, Norwegian Cruise Line. “Work to install compliant BWMT on Norwegian Dawn began within a month of ratification. Foreship quickly showed their value in ensuring the project proceeded smoothly to class requirements, leading us to extend to five ships. We need to manage BMTS installations effectively flee