Meeting the 2020 sulphur cap - Wärtsilä wins $198m scrubber deal from European container line

More scrubber deals are continuing to be signed, with Wärtsilä announcing a 170m euro ($198m) deal with a major European container shipping line for hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment and retrofit services for its container vessels.

Wärtsilä Services will deliver 50 MW, 60 MW and 70 MW Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems which will be retrofitted to its container vessels. These are solutions which have the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop. When operating in open loop mode, it uses seawater and in closed loop mode seawater with an additional reagent to remove SOx from the exhaust, helping to reduce emissions in coastal and sea areas. Wärtsilä will also provide engineering and site advisory services for the vessels.

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Utilising Wärtsilä’s new scrubber unit design, water cleaning system mode, and the engineering and advisory services will allow more operational efficiency and compliance with the new IMO sulphur cap regulations.

“Our exhaust gas cleaning system will not only help our customers’ vessels run on lower emissions but significantly improves the air quality and emission level in coastal and sea areas in general. By providing energy-efficient, innovative and flexible solutions that lower environmental impact through reduced or eliminated emissions, we aim to enable a sustainable future for next generations,” said Markus Ljungkvist, gm of Project Sales at Wärtsilä Services.

Posted 13 July 2018

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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