US based CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has secured a scrubber order from Finnish operator, Bore Ltd (Finland) to retrofit its ‘MV Seaguard’ ro-ro container vessel.

The scrubber system will use seawater to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions (SO2) from the ship’s 16MW main engine and allow the vessel to meet the low sulphur ECA requirements, even when burning high sulphur heavy oil.

Nick Confuorto, chief operations officer, CROE, said: “Scrubbers are our primary business. We bring our extensive experience and advanced technology to our customers to provide them with a reliable and cost effective alternative to the higher ECA compliant fuel costs.”

The CROE scrubber design has special features that allow the ship to efficiently reduce stack sulphur emissions even when operating in the low salinity waters of the eastern Baltic.

Its small dimensions make it an ideal solution for newbuilds or as a retrofit to existing ships. The system is designed to replace the existing silencers and does not require a bypass so is suitable for cruise ships, ferries, bulk carriers, containerships, ro-ro, among others.

CROE offers its scrubbing system as Open Loop (a once through scrubber using seawater to reduce SO2), or as Closed Loop (a recirculating scrubber design that utilises an aqueous solution to reduce SO2), or as a combination of both designs called a Hybrid.

CROE is a global supplier of scrubbing systems with roots dating back to 1917. It designs and supplies scrubbing systems for offshore platforms, seagoing ships and land-based industrial applications.