GE and Fincantieri to develop scrubber

Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri and Sandro De Poli, president and CEO, GE Italy agree to develop the Shipboard Pollutant Removal System Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri and Sandro De Poli, president and CEO, GE Italy agree to develop the Shipboard Pollutant Removal System

GE Power and shipbuilder Fincantieri are to develop an emission control system for cruise vessels to enable compliance with IMO’s 0.5% cap on fuel sulphur, due to enter force in 2020.

The Shipboard Pollutant Removal System will tackle SOx and particulate emissions, and will be suitable for installation on other vessel types using heavy fuel oil.

Under the terms of the agreement Fincantieri will define technical requirements, including design constraints and improvements to develop a competitive product. GE Power will define the features necessary for an emission control system to meet the required performance standards.

Giuseppe Bono, CEO, Fincantieri, said: “No shipbuilder has before established a partnership to reduce emissions with a system manufacturer that is among the leaders in the field in which it operates. Having cutting-edge research and innovation at the forefront will allow us to further raise the bar of technology to the benefit of the cruise market.”

Sandro De Poli, president and CEO, GE Italy, added: “We are proud to develop such an innovative solution with one of the main shipbuilders in the world. We will combine Fincantieri expertise and GE’s deep domain experience in air quality technologies for the reduction of pollutants.”

The agreement follows a previous memorandum of understanding between the two companies signed last September.

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