Alfa Laval installs tenth scrubber for Grimaldi

17 Jun 2015

Alfa Laval is to install the tenth PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system for returning Italian customer, the Grimaldi Group.

The scrubber is already installed on the Group’s Finnlines ro-ro ferries and installations are underway aboard Atlantic Container Line newbuilds that will be the largest ConRos in the world.

“We are very satisfied in our dealings with Alfa Laval, in terms of both project execution and the technical performance of the PureSOx scrubber,” said Emanuele Grimaldi, managing director, Grimaldi Group. “The systems already delivered have all received class approval, and we expect equivalent results from the deliveries in progress.”

All four of the Finnlines vessels, which offer service in the North Sea and Baltic Sea, were retrofitted with open-loop PureSOx systems sized for operation in low-alkalinity Baltic waters last year. The Finnmill and Finnpulp received multiple-inlet systems, while single-inlet systems were installed aboard the Finnhawk and Finnkraft.

Now, the MS Finnmerchant will be fitted with PureSOx to enable the company to meet ECA requirements in the Baltic Sea. The vessel will be deployed on a new Finland-Germany route between Hanko and Rostock.

“The Finnmerchant will be the tenth installation of Alfa Laval PureSOx for the Grimaldi Group,” added René Diks, manager marketing and sales, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Alfa Laval. “We are proud of the continuing trust that the group has placed in Alfa Laval and our exhaust gas cleaning technology, and we are pleased to have it affirmed by class approvals of the first scrubber installations.”

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