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Wärtsilä bags ballast water deal with major Chinese yard

A subsidiary of one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, China's CSSC, will manufacture and install Wärtsilä's ballast water management systems on license. The deliveries will include newbuildings as well as retrofits.

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Finland's Wärtsilä has signed a manufacturing deal with Chinese Jiujiang Precision Measuring Technology Research Institute – a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSCC). The deal includes a licensing agreement for CSSC to manufacture Wärtsilä's ballast water management system.

Wärtsilä thus retains its ownership of the ballast water management system, Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC), and the deal gives the company access to a key market for the systems. CSSC is one of the world's largest shipbuilding groups, and according to Wärtsilä, CSSC will have a significant need for the company's ballast water systems.

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