Wärtsilä Win Color Line Scrubber System Contract

MaritimeProfessional.com
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SuperSpeed 2: Photo courtesy of Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä contracted by Norwegian cruise and ferry operator, Color Line, to retrofit four exhaust gas cleaning systems to the company's 'SuperSpeed 2' Ro-pax ferry.

The contract was signed in June and the installation is expected to be carried out during docking of the vessel in spring 2014.

The four separate Wärtsilä open loop scrubber systems will ensure the ship's full compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) MARPOL Annex VI regulations, and with EU Directive 2055/33/EC. Furthermore, there is an option to install the Wärtsilä system on three other Color Line vessels as well.

By significantly reducing the emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulates from the engines' exhaust, the 'SuperSpeed 2' will be able to operate without restrictions in designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs). Wärtsilä is the first manufacturer to have been awarded the IMO certificate for exhaust gas cleaning systems by the classification societies Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd.

The Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber System
The system operates in an open loop using seawater to remove SOx from the exhaust. Exhaust gas enters the system and is sprayed with seawater in three different stages. The sulphur oxides in the exhaust react with the water to form sulphuric acid. Chemicals are not required since the natural alkalinity of seawater neutralizes the acid.
 
Wash water from the system is treated and monitored at the inlet and outlet to ensure that it conforms with all applicable discharge criteria. It can then be discharged into the sea with no risk of harm to the environment.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

ABP orders Two Gottwald cranes

Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received an order from Associated British Ports (ABP) for two electric Terex Gottwald Model 8 portal harbour cranes in the G HSK 8424 B four-rope grab variant.

POSH Bags Shell FLNG Contract

Singapore’s offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. (POSH) has been awarded a contract to support Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied

Baltic Index up for Third Straight Session

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Friday, for a third straight session, on rising demand across all vessel segments.

Marine Propulsion

MSC Jade Sails with MAN's Biggest Engine

The largest and most powerful engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo’s portfolio ever designed and built has entered service.   Built by Doosan Engine in Korea and rated at 75,

Terntank's first 15000DWT Chemical Tanker Passes Sea Trials

The first dual-fuel two-stroke engine employing the low-pressure X-DF gas admission technology developed by Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has passed the final

Klüber Synthetic Gear Oils Offer Max Efficiency

Klüber Lubrication, manufacturer of specialty lubricants, provides high-performance gear oils that are based on high-grade raw materials and advanced additives,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0820 sec (12 req/sec)