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Vow's Scanship wins €19.3m cruise order and option

Vow subsidiary Scanship won a contract with a major European shipyard to deliver wastewater and biogenic waste treatment technology for what will be one of the world’s largest cruise ships.

The order covers equipment delivery in 2024 for a first ship and was first mentioned by Vow as an option in 2019. According to the new contract, the customer may order similar equipment for delivery for another ship to come in 2025.

€19.3m order and option

The total combined value of the firm order and the option is €19.3m.

'We are very pleased to announce this repeat order and option, which we see as a confirmation of our longstanding relationship with leading cruise industry yards and operators. We will do our utmost to continue to deserve the trust of such industry leaders, as we deliver state-of-the-art environmental solutions to the cruise industry,' Vow CEO Henrik Badin said.

Scanship technology will treat wastewater according to operating requirements in the Baltic Sea and Alaskan waters. All residue sludge from the wastewater, along with food waste and other biogenic waste from hotel operations, will undergo several processing steps such as dewatering, homogenization, thermal hydrolysis, drying and pyrolysis.

Icon of the Seas precedent

As previously reported here, Scanship developed the microwave-assisted pyrolysis used for Icon of the Seas, believed to be the first cruise ship application of that technology.