Evac to supply progressive research and expedition vessel with its Evac Complete Cleantech Solution
24 November 2017
Evac will supply REV – a new, progressive ‘Research and Expedition Vessel’ – with its Evac Complete Cleantech Solution, consisting of vacuum collection systems for sanitary waste, dry- and food-waste collection and treatment systems, and wastewater treatment systems, including a membrane bioreactor with nutrient removal. These cleantech solutions will ensure the vessel will not leave even a trace of an environmental footprint.
REV, a 182.9-metre ship owned by Rosellinis Four-10 and designed by Espen Øino in collaboration with VARD Design, is claimed to be possibly the world’s most environmentally-friendly nautical vessel when it is launched in the summer of 2020.
Mini-submarines and overwater drones will enable researchers to take measurements from the atmosphere as well as 6,000 metres below the sea’s surface. In addition to its functions as a research and expedition vessel, REV may be chartered for pleasure cruises, the revenue from which is intended to partially fund the ship’s scientific voyages.
REV will be equipped to collect and melt up to five tonnes of plastic per day without harmful emissions. It will use the VARD SeaQ ‘Green Pilot’ system for monitoring COx, SOx and NOx emissions, allowing the vessel to minimize its carbon footprint. A ballast water treatment system will prevent species cross contamination across ocean zones, and the ship is built under DNV-GL SILENT-R notation for maximum prevention of underwater noise pollution.
‘The REV project goes well beyond the minimum required by rules and regulations and demonstrates a sincere commitment to a sustainable marine environment,’ says Kjell Erik Reinstad, General Manager of Evac Norway AS. ‘Evac is humbled to be a part of this project.’