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Saturday, December 22, 2018 

Norwegian-based manufacturer Optimarin has confirmed it has retrofitted its ballast water treatment systems aboard Royal Caribbean Internationalís Independence of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, with installation on Grandeur of the Seas set for Q1 2019.

Optimarin CEO Tore Andersen, said: “Royal Caribbean leads the cruise market in terms of passenger experience, vessels, service standards, and environmental performance, and these three ships are some of the ‘stars’ of its growing global fleet. The fact Optimarin has been selected provides not only an endorsement of our simple, reliable and market proven UV-based technology, but also demonstrates that world leaders turn to us when it comes to ensuring total global compliance.”

Optimarin’s USCG-approved BWTS is modular in construction, allowing them to be retrofitted in almost any vessel, regardless of space restrictions – a crucial factor for these feature packed ships. Grandeur of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, and Mariner of the Seas are part of Royal Caribbean’s 25-strong fleet.

Jorge E. Coronado, Superintendent, Technical Systems, Global Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean, said: “With a fleet that sails throughout the world – from the Caribbean to Alaska, South America to Australia – it is imperative that we have the best systems to ensure complete compliance. Optimarin delivers this, allowing us to focus on delivering holidays of a lifetime.”

Optimarin has a unique track record in the cruise segment. The compant installed the world’s very first commercial treatment onboard the Regal Princess in 2000.

Optimarin has now sold approximately 700 OBS units, with more than 500 installed and operational, of which approximately 250 are retrofits.

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