Weidong Ferry chooses Wärtsilä scrubbers

18 May 2017
Korean ferry

Wärtsilä's exhaust gas cleaning system will consist of two 13MW open loop V-SOx scrubbers

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry.

Wärtsilä’s equipment will consist of two 13MW open loop V-SOx scrubbers that are specifically optimised for the vessel, being built for Weidong Ferry.

Sigurd Jenssen, director of exhaust gas cleaning at Finland-headquartered Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said: "This is an important order since it strengthens our visibility in the Asian market. Exhaust gas cleaning is something that ship owners and operators around the world are having to take seriously, since the IMO's global cap on the sulphur content in marine fuel comes into effect in 2020. Wärtsilä has tremendous experience and a broad range of systems to help our customers comply with these regulations.”

The 31,000gt ro-pax ferry, which will sail between South Korea and China, is being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for July. This is the first Wärtsilä system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel's operational area are all in Korea.

Ki-Hyeon Hong, vice president, Weidong Ferry, said: "We value Wärtsilä's experience and expertise in this field. We also appreciate their ability to deliver the systems on a fast-track basis."

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