Scrubber order for Norwegian ferry

Color Line’s ‘SuperSpeed 2’ will be retrofitted with four Wärtsilä scrubber systems Color Line’s ‘SuperSpeed 2’ will be retrofitted with four Wärtsilä scrubber systems
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Wärtsilä has been contracted by Norwegian ferry operator Color Line to retrofit four exhaust gas cleaning systems to the company’s ‘SuperSpeed 2’ ro-pax ferry.

The installation is expected to be carried out during docking of the vessel in spring 2014. According to Wärtsilä, the four separate open loop scrubber systems will ensure full compliance with MARPOL Annex VI regulations, and with EU Directive 2055/33/EC. The company adds that Color Line has the intention to install similar systems on three additional vessels. 

The equipment will allow SuperSpeed 2 to operate without restrictions in designated ECAs. Wärtsilä claims to be the first manufacturer to have been awarded IMO certification for exhaust gas cleaning systems by the classification societies DNV and GL. SuperSpeed 2 sails from Larvik in Norway to Hirtshals in Denmark, and has capacity for 1,900 passengers and 764 cars, or 117 trucks.

“We take environmental issues seriously. Since 2009, all Color Line ships have maintained an environmental balance sheet that details emissions to air, and discharges to water and harbours. We believe that the Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning systems will significantly enhance our efforts in striving for sustainable operations,” said Jan-Helge Pile, Color Line senior vice president, marine operations. 

“Color Line is a company that places great emphasis on environmental issues and is an industry frontrunner in this respect. Wärtsilä shares these ambitions and we are delighted to co-operate in ensuring full compliance with current and anticipated legislation,” said Juha Kytölä, vice president, environmental solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

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