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Holistic design and installation solutions for ballast water treatment systems
12th May 2021

Around the world there are numerous examples of devastated coral reefs and other marine wildlife caused by invasive marine species. Ballast water is one of the most important reasons why invasive marine species get the chance to get introduced to new marine environments as vessels carry them around the world in their ballast water tanks.

In 2004 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) therefore introduced the Ballast Water Code (BWC) to address the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments. Today there are many options available on the market for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) however, integrating such a system onboard of a vessel in operation, isn’t always as straightforward as it seems and often requires modifications.
 
The Baltic Sea is a special area for the discharge of sewage into the sea in accordance with MARPOL Annex IV.  In association with this, stricter discharge limits for sewage already apply since 1 June 2019 for newly built passenger ships while for existing passenger ships they will enter into force from 1 June 2021.
Under certain conditions, an extended transitional period ending on 1 June 2023 for single voyages of passenger ships into Russian territorial waters east of the 28°10´ longitude and back.
 
The stricter discharge limits for the special area can be achieved with the installation of advanced wastewater treatment plants (AWWTP). The discharge limits for these plants (phosphorus: max 1.0 mg/l or 80 per cent reduction, nitrogen: max 20 mg/l or 70 per cent reduction) are similar to those for land-based municipal treatment plants and significantly reduce the nutrient input into the Baltic Sea.
 
With an extensive track record, the SRC Group has become an expert with regards to the integration of such BWTS systems. We offer our customers design and installation services for BWTS to ensure that their vessels comply with  international rules and regulations regarding ballast water management, including the aforementioned stricter discharge limits. SRC has worked on all types of vessels and we have experience with a large variety of BWT systems. Our services include the complete design of piping & electrical systems, workshop documentation and installation & commissioning. As with every technically challenging project, our inhouse 3D scanning service and pre-fabrication philosophy will be brought to the benefit of your project to allow for a smooth integration process onboard without surprises. Please find below a link to our presentation about ballast water treatment systems: https://src.ee/storage/SRC_BWTS%20retrofit%20RevA.pdf 

 
Custom Solutions for Offshore Renewable Markets
5th March 2021

Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector. However, behind every wind farm is a network of supportive vessels with roles ranging from installation to accommodation. SRC offers custom solutions for these vessels, from design and engineering, turn-key solution to prefabrication and installation. This includes for example custom-tailored equipment for Sea-fastening and Grillages.
 
 Whether you need an interior upgrade to your accommodations, structural modifications to ensure compliance or require accommodation barges, everything we do is fully customizable to your preferences and needs.  Our highly efficient approaches minimize down-time and ensures the best quality of construction and repair.
 
 If you are interested, take a look at our detailed presentation and contact us!

Max Marotta joins SRC and is appointed as Head of Electrical and Automation department
16th February 2021

Experienced Electrical and Automation Systems specialist Max Maratta joins SRC Group and is appointed as Head of Electrical and Automation Department.
Max brings with him 22 years of experience in the marine industry. He started his career as an Electrical Supervisor in Monfalcone Shipyard, joined Carnival Cruise Line as Chief Electrical Engineer for next 10 years, and continued in shoreside technical operations with Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line before joining SRC Group.
 
 “Max brings with him over two decades of unparalleled technical experience in the field of marine electricity and we are glad to have him join our team. His skills will help us engage and focus on new innovative projects and growth opportunities. Welcome Max!”, said Hannes Lilp, Chairman of the Board.

Looking to the future of the marine industry, Max Marotta sees that technologies facilitating sustainable solutions will become a key trend. This includes advancements in energy storage, batteries and hybrid propulsion system allowing for greater efficiency. With this additional value of his vast experience, we increase our offering of in-house capability and knowledge of electrical EPC services. 

SRC provides design and engineering, technical and interior refit services in maritime and offshore sectors. We have companies in the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Italy, and sales offices in the United States. SRC executes repairs, retrofit projects, specialized short lead time conversions and complex tailored conversions in remote areas for demanding customers worldwide. The group has successfully completed more than 4,000 projects across the world, from small repairs to turnkey retrofits. SRC can manage around 1,000 people per project.