Hamworthy Krystallon, HHI Contract for Scrubber System

press release
Monday, January 09, 2012

Solvang ASA, through Hyundai Heavy Industries, orders system for 84,000 cbm LPG carrier as three-year countdown to 2015 ECA approaches.


Hamworthy Krystallon, the leading marine scrubbing technology manufacturer, today signed a significant contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's biggest shipyard. The contract will see Hamworthy Krystallon deliver a scrubber system on a Liquified Petroleum Gas tanker being constructed for Solvang ASA. The 84.000 cubic meter (cbm) VLGC will have the worldʼs first full vessel scrubber system.
 

The newbuild vessel will be fitted with two scrubbers; one for the main engine and one combined scrubber for three auxiliary engines. The scrubbers and washwater treatment will be situated in the funnel, in a modular design. This concept can readily be applied to similar vessels such as tankers, demonstrating that seawater scrubbers can help ship owners comply with upcoming regulations, irrespective of vessel type and size.
 

It is the first commercial contract for a full vessel system, allowing the vessel to operate whilst burning only heavy fuel oil. The newbuild vessel has been designed to take into account all aspects of energy efficiency and environmental performance, using Solvangʼs and HHIʼs extensive experience. The drive for energy efficiency will also see the vessel fitted with a next generation Hamworthy Cargo Handling system, which will ensure lower energy consumption and improved operational flexibility. Initiatives specific to the exhaust gas cleaning systems, will include varying the washwater amounts depending on the load and sulphur content of the fuel oil, as well as installing an additional particulate matter (PM) capture system, which reduces PM emissions by in excess of 90%.
 

The new contract precedes what from this month is effectively a three-year deadline for the fitting of scrubber technology before the 2015 deadline for meeting 0.1% sulphur levels in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) Europe and North America comes into place. The increased need for speedy decision making as ship owners and operators face the pressures of meeting 2015 comes as shipowners face-up to the significant costs of using distillate fuel, the technical challenges of switching from heavy fuel oil to low sulphur products, as well  as the considerable developments that need to be conducted with LNG, scrubbing technology remains the only proven and viable solution.
Commenting on the contract, Sigurd Jenssen, Managing Director, HamworthyKrystallon, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Solvang ASA and Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver the worldʼs first complete scrubber system, and the first ever scrubber to be fitted on a LPG carrier.
 

"There is real concern over the 2015 ECA regulations, and we are starting to see more owners and operators actively consider what solution they will employ to remain compliant, but time is running out. Ship owners and operators are increasingly aware of the impending supply chain issue facing the market, but many fail to consider that once a scrubber system is installed, it is important to developoperational experience prior to using on a daily basis.”
 

Maritime Reporter August 2013 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

ESS Lands Second Contract with Dolphin Drilling

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group, has won a new, three-year contract, worth £10.5 million, to provide hotel and catering services to Dolphin Drilling Ltd.

Kurdish Crude Oil Tankships: End-Game Still in Doubt

After a legal show-down in Texas this week, the outlook for a handful of tankers holding some $300 million worth of Kurdish oil is not looking good. Seemingly

Greek Warship Evacuates Libya Personnel

Greece safely evacuated embassy staff and more than one hundred Chinese and European nationals from Libya early on Friday with a navy frigate sailing back to the Greek port of Piraeus,

Marine Propulsion

Rolls-Royce Appoints Ruth Cairnie as Non-Executive Director

Rolls-Royce is pleased to announce that Ruth Cairnie has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 September 2014. Ruth

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg.

Scottish Sea Farms Takes New Vessel Delivery

Scottish Salmon Farms has taken delivery of its latest vessel – powered by twin Doosan V158TIH main engines supplied by WaterMota.   Designed by consultant naval

Environmental

Rosneft to Carry Out Ecologic Fishery Research in Laptev Sea

For the first time in history of Arctic Rosneft will carry out integrated ecologic fishery research on three licensed sites (LS) of Laptev Sea: Anisinsko-Novosibirsky,

BMT ARGOSS Awarded OHSAS 18001

BMT ARGOSS, an operating company of BMT Group Ltd. has been awarded the universally recognized standard for occupational health and safety, BS OHSAS 18001. BMT ARGOSS,

Quality hat-trick for GAC Marine Logistics

Global ship spares logistics provider GAC Marine Logistics Inc. (GML) has secured ISO certifications in recognition of its Quality Management, Environmental

Marine Power

Korea Shipbuilder Wins US$400-M Greek Order

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., South Korea’s second-largest shipbuilder, says it has signed a contract to build 4 tankships for Maran Tankers Management,

Rolls Royce Marine Awarded LCS Engine Repair Contract

U.S. Department of Defense informs that Rolls Royce Marine North America, Walpole, Massachusetts, is being awarded a US$9,000,000 firm-fixed-price repair order

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg.

Marine Equipment

Jinhai Heavy Industry Secures Another Invention Patent

Jinhai Heavy Industry of China has received patent rights for its large ship superstructure hoisting method after a state intellectual property review. The patent rights is for twenty years.

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg.

Piracy Activity Drifts Towards Southeast Asia

Since 2010, there has been a steadily increasing trend of piracy attacks in Southeast Asia, according to a report released by UNITAR (UN Institute for Training and Research),

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3410 sec (3 req/sec)