Scorpio orders 23 more scrubbers for $33.3m from Pacific Green Technologies

Scorpio Group has added a further 23 scrubber units for $33.3m from Pacific Green Technologies to be installed on its bulker and tanker fleets.

As Scorpio continues to equip its vessels with scrubbers to meet the requirements of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap Scorpio Tankers has ordered a further 14 ENVI-Marine systems from Pacific Green for $20.3m. The new order brings the total number of scrubbers contracted by Scorpio Tankers from Pacific Green to 66.

Meanwhile Scorpio Bulkers has added a further nine scrubber systems from Pacific Green for $13m bringing its total number of exhaust gas cleaning systems ordered from the manufacturer to 37.

All the new systems ordered for both Scorpio Bulkers and Scorpio Tankers are described as being hybrid ready.

Pacific Green Technologies executive director Scott Poulter commented: “We are one of the few marine scrubbing companies with the scale to fulfil major orders. We now have an order book in excess of $200m and the technical know-how, the people and the facilities to manufacture our Systems on a large scale.”

Until the latter half of 2018 Scorpio was publically against installing scrubbers to meet the requirements of IMO 2020 but did major about face in October 2018 announcing it would fit exhaust gas cleaning systems to all 146 vessels in its listed bulker and tanker fleets.

Read more: Scorpio confirms investing in 146 scrubbers for tanker and bulker fleets

Posted 12 July 2019

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