Follow-up scrubber contract from Messina

26 Feb 2013
Wärtsilä Hamworthy scrubber system

Wärtsilä Hamworthy scrubber system

Wärtsilä has announced a contract awarded the Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new container ro-ro (con-ro) vessels being built for Italian shipowner Ignazio Messina.

The systems to be supplied supplied under the terms of this order will clean both SOx and PM emissions from the main engines, auxiliary engines, and boiler. Deliveries are scheduled to take place during 2013 and 2014, and the vessels are to be delivered by the shipyard during the second half of 2014.

Enrico Allieri, technical director, Ignazio Messina, said: "This is a further step in ensuring that our fleet complies with the regulations. In fact, this time also the main engine's exhaust is included in the system supply. This order follows on from a contract with Hamworthy back in 2010 to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for the auxiliary engines and boiler for four new 45,000dwt ro-ro vessels, the first of which, the Jolly Diamante, was successfully delivered in 2011. The installation of Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning systems to control emissions is critical to our overall environmental objectives. We now have a competitive advantage in being able to comply with the 0.1% sulphur regulations in EU ports while burning residual fuel oil, and are now fully prepared for the future global IMO and local EU requirements. These regulations will have a dramatic impact on the industry."

For ships sailing in European waters, the maximum sulphur content will be limited to 0.5% from 2020, while a tighter limit of 0.1% will apply from 2015 to ships operating in ECAs, which include the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the English Channel.

"Our exhaust gas cleaning technology is well proven as being both reliable and effective in helping the industry comply with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. The integration of Hamworthy's expertise into the Wärtsilä portfolio has given us a significant edge in meeting our customers' needs in this area," said Juha Kytölä, vice-president, environmental solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power.

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