Evac Group to supply waste treatment package to new Royal Navy frigates
The next generation of frigates to be built for the UK’s Royal Navy will be installed with a comprehensive water and waste treatment package of equipment from Evac for greater sustainability and energy-efficiency.
The five Type 31 warships will be constructed by Babcock International at its Rosyth facility in Scotland, with the first ship entering the water in 2023 and all ships delivered by 2028.
Graeme Thomson, Programme Director Type 31 of Babcock International, says:
“We recognize the importance of protecting the marine environment and the systems supplied by the Evac Group will help the Royal Navy to achieve its aims of greater sustainability throughout the life-time of the ships.”
With a length of 138.7 metres the vessels can be deployed for roles including maritime security, maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and escort duties. The ships will have accommodation for around 180 personnel.
Tomas Michelsson, President of Evac’s Marine & Offshore Business Area, says:
“We are delighted to supply the equipment for the next generation of UK Royal Navy frigates. This order represents one of the most extensive ranges ever supplied for naval craft by Evac. All of our cleantech systems are based on the principle of achieving greater sustainability, either by decreasing the demand for energy or water, reducing emissions or through the reduction of maintenance which enables the vessels to be operated more economically and with a reduced environmental impact”, Mr Michelsson added.
Evac is supplying a package of equipment which represents a complete cleantech solution which will generate fresh water, treat and recycle waste as well as purifying wastewater, thereby reducing the environmental impact of the vessels in the years ahead.
The project involves the installation of an advanced bioreactor sewage treatment plant to purify all black and gray water streams which will operate in conjunction with an Evac vacuum collection system. In addition, cardboard compacting and glass crushing equipment is being supplied for the safe and efficient handling of dry waste.