Wärtsilä is set to deliver the world’s first hybrid retrofit installation for a short-sea vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, following an agreement inked in December 2018.
UK-based Cleanship Solutions announced that it has clinched a scrubber retrofit project for an unnamed vessel operator for over 30 containerships with capacity ranging from 7,500 teu to 15,000 teu.
Japanese classification society ClassNK is advising owners to fit ballast water management systems (BWMS) well ahead of time as it sees a large spike in retrofit numbers in 2022.
Shipowners have ordered or installed scrubbers for nearly 1,000 vessels as the uptake in exhaust gas cleaning systems rapidly accelerates ahead of the 1 January 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap from the IMO.
Dutch specialist vessel owner Spliethoff Group has just fitted its 24th vessel with a scrubber and plans to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on 30 more vessels in its fleet.
Continuing to develop its LNG as a marine fuel business GTT and its partner Technolog have received General Approval and Ship Application (GASA) from DNV GL to retrofit of very large container vessels (VLCs) with exoskeleton membrane LNG tanks.
TOTE Maritime Alaska has contracted MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert two ro-ro vessels dual fuel LNG engines.
MAN Diesel & Turbo is offering a EUR2m discount for the first 10 owners to sign up for LNG retrofits.