Songa Shipmanagement opts for scrubbers from CROE for 14 vessels

Songa Shipmanagement has opted to fit scrubbers from CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) to 14 of its oil/chemical tankers and heavy lift vessels, and has taken options for five more systems.

As the debate on how best to comply with the 2020 0.5% global sulphur cap for marine fuel, the order by the Blystad Group company represents a strong vote for scrubbers, which have only been chosen by a limited number of shipowners to date.

CROE will fit the scrubbers to the 14 Songa Shipmanagement vessels through summer 2018 to late 2020. CROE said that due to the small size of its system it can be retrofitted to existing vessels.

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“We are proud to be working with Songa,” said Nick Confuorto, CROE president and coo. "They have proven to be an excellent company to work with and it's an honor for us to help them face this major emissions challenge.”

Kenneth MacLeod, md of Songa Shipmanagement said: "We meet our corporate responsibility knowing that a cleaner environment is good for the planet. And that's everyone's business."

Songa Shipmanagement has a fleet of 32 vessels, and has options for an additional five scrubbers from CROE in addition the firm order for 14 systems.

Posted 16 May 2018

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Marcus Hand

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