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Installation is not the only challenge when it comes to retrofitting a scrubber on an existing vessel, there is also financing where devil is in the details according to lawyers Watson Farley & Williams (WFW).

Polaris Shipping will install open-loop scrubbers on seven of its ships, using Langh Tech systems and retrofitting at South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its two subsidiaries, have clinched marine contracts worth a combined value of approximately SGD300m ($219m).

Seanergy Maritime has urged shipowners to not tacitly accept the cost of scrubbers as it closing on a deal for charterers to pick the bill for installing exhaust gas cleaning systems to its vessels.

Newport Shipping Group has stocked up on 100 scrubbers, with options for a futher 100 so that it can provide turnkey retrofit services to shipowners.

Gibralter shipyard Gibdock has been seeing a steady stream of ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofit work as owners look to be compliant ahead of the September 2019 deadline.

With the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in force, owners and shipyards are beginning to look seriously into the retrofit challenges ahead. Having already done so for many years, Alfa Laval has channelled a decade of practical experience into a well-developed retrofit offering – covering both technical and collaborative needs. 

Singapore’s shipyard group Sembcorp Marine has penned a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Italy’s De Nora for the supply and installation of De Nora’s ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) at its yards.

Shanghai Bluesoul Environmental Technology and Shanghai Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) have entered into a partnership for the marketing and installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems for ships.

Wärtsilä has won a major contract to retrofit ballast water management (BWM) systems to 11 Bernhard Schulte boxships ranging from 2,600 to 5,600 teu.

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