Scrubber Systems News

09 Jan 2020

Great Ships 2019: T. Elinor

Photo: RMK Marine

Adnan Nefesoğlu, RMK MARINE’s CEO, thought a short moment and  replied by reflecting his self-confidence “Yes, we can do”, when the local client came and asked RMK MARINE in early 2016 that: “We have two main engines, procured eight years ago and standing in a depot since then. They have Tier I feature. Can you convert them first to Tier II compliant engines, to be followed with Tier III compliant features, make them fully operable and then can you build two ships around 15.000-16.000 dwt…

07 Jan 2020

2020 Bulkers Adds Fifth Newbuild

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Norwegian shipowner and operator 2020 Bulkers has taken delivery of Bulk Shenzhen, the fifth of eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds.One further vessel is expected to be delivered in January 2020, and the remaining two vessels are expected to be delivered by May 2020.The vessel will on January 9, 2020, commence a 11-13 month index-linked time charter with ST Shipping, a 100% owned subsidiary of Glencore. The index-linked rate reflects a significant premium to a standard Capesize…

19 Dec 2019

Scrubber Corrosion: Addressing the Issues

Some ship owners may not realize the extent of the corrosive environment, Anders M. Sørheim, M.Sc. Chem. Eng., Yara Marine Technologie (Photo: Yara Marine Technologies)

A focused Q&A with M.Sc. Chem. Eng. Anders M. Sørheim, Yara Marine TechnologiesHow important is material quality when selecting a scrubber system?If the intention of a scrubber installation is to operate the scrubber for the lifetime of the vessel, assuming a minimum of 10 years, then the material quality is imperative. A study performed by the American stainless-steel manufacturer ATI titled “Evaluation of Alloys for Marine Exhaust Scrubbers – Effect of Welding and a Crevice” confirmed the importance of correct material choice for scrubbers.

21 Nov 2019

Star Bulk Sells Two Supramax Vessels

 Star Cosmo. Image: Star Bulk Carriers Corp

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has agreed to sell the Star Cosmo, a 2005 built Supramax vessel and the Star Epsilon, a 2001 built Supramax vessel."We expect to deliver both vessels to their new owners by the end of this month (November)," the Greece-based shipping company said in a statement.The proceeds from these sales, after prepayment of the debt related to the two vessels, are expected…

06 Nov 2019

Bulk Shanghai Joins 2020 Bulkers

Image: 2020 Bulkers

Norway-based dry bulk shipping company 2020 Bulkers has taken delivery of Bulk Shanghai, the fourth of eight 208,000 dwt Newcastlemax newbuilds.The 300-meter-long bulker, which commenced a 13-year bareboat charter with 2020 Bulkers, is owned by Norwegian shipping company Ocean Yield.Two further vessels are expected to be delivered by January 2020, and the remaining two vessels are expected to be delivered by May 2020.The vessel will on November 9, 2019, commence a 11-13 month index-linked timecharter with ST Shipping…

04 Nov 2019

CSA 2020 Applauds DFDS on EGCS Drive

Pic: Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020

The international organization to promote Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS), Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has congratulated Danish ferry operator DFDS A/S for ten years of successful scrubber operation, with EGCS onboard the 37,939gt roro Ficaria Seaways achieving more than 50, 000 running hours since 2009.Ficaria Seaways, one of the first ro-ro vessels to be fitted with an Alfa Laval PureSOx system, operates inside the stringent European Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA)…

25 Oct 2019

Clean Marine, FMSI to Merge

Pic: Clean Marine AS

Scrubber manufacturers and suppliers Clean Marine and FMSI have unveiled their intention to merge in order to create a bigger market share in the exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) segment.The combined entity, which will operate under the name Clean Marine, will provide a fully integrated offering, including Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) expertise, significant capacity, fast production times, project management and global after-sales services.Further announcements will…

14 Oct 2019

2020 Bulkers Fixes with Glencore

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Norway-based shipowner 2020 Bulkers  has entered into a time charter agreement for its newcastlemax newbuilding Bulk Shanghai with a subsidiary of Glencore.The vessel will commence a 11-13 month time charter upon delivery from New Times Shipyard in early November 2019 and will earn an index linked rate, reflecting a significant premium to the Baltic 5TC index, said a press note from Bermuda-based new bulk carrier company.The time charter also includes a profit sharing of any economic benefit derived from operating the vessel´s scrubber…

14 Oct 2019

Hudson Shipping Joins Trident Alliance

Image: Hudson Shipping Lines

United States based commodities trader Hudson Shipping Lines (HSL) became a member of the Trident Alliance as part of the company’s ongoing ‘green’ initiatives.The shipping company is increasing its commitment to cleaning up the shipping industry in conjunction with two environmental organizations. Hudson has recently joined the Trident Alliance as a member.“The shipping industry has a tremendous opportunity to improve its impact upon the world with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap. Hudson…

01 Jul 2019

Valmet Scubbers for 10 COSCO Boxships

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Valmet will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubber system) for ten container vessels of COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. The scrubber systems will be installed in existing vessels in China in 2019.The project is executed in co-operation with Health Lead Development Ltd.The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2018 and second quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.Details about Valmet's deliveriesThe scrubber system delivery…

25 Jun 2019

DNV GL Nod to Sea Sentry Wash Water Monitor

Photo: Chelsea Technologies

Chelsea Technologies, a leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector, and a Sonardyne company, has announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been awarded type approval by DNV-GL. This accreditation, combined with certification for its measurement protocols from Class NK and DNV-GL, assures shipowners and operators that all available measures have been taken to verify that Sea Sentry provides accurate and robust data on compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations.

17 Jun 2019

New Scrubber Service Station at Portland Port

Photo courtesy of Intermarine UK

Intermarine UK struck an agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to make the Port of Portland one of the UK’s centers for scrubber installation.Intermarine President Slawomir Kalicki signed the agreement at Norshipping in Oslo with counterpart DB Wang deputy general manager of the Shandong Pure Ocean Technology based in Renhe Town in the Shandong province. The deal will see Intermarine act as an agent to Shandong and offer to install its scrubber systems to a wide variety of vessels to help them meet tough new environmental regulations.

13 Jun 2019

OSM Inks Deal for VLCC Fleet

Photo: OSM

OSM Maritime has secured a contract for the full technical management of Hunter Group’s fleet of ECO design SMART VLCCs, currently under construction at DSME in Korea. Hunter Group has eight identical 336m vessels, set to be delivered towards the end of 2019 and into 2020. The Hunter vessels will be managed from OSM’s base in Arendal, Norway, which offers an established strength in specialist tanker services.“This is the beginning of a strong strategic alliance between two Norwegian headquartered companies with clear global ambitions,” comments Hunter Group CEO Erik A. S. Frydendal.

12 Jun 2019

Pacific Green Names Helland-Evebo as VP

Frode Helland-Evebo. Photo: Pacific Green Technologies

Pacific Green Technologies, the developer of emission control technologies that remove pollutants from marine engine, announced the appointment of Frode Helland-Evebo as Vice President, Marine Direct Sales, a new position at the Company, effective September 1, 2019.The owner of the ENVI-Marine and ENVI-Clean Exhaust Gas Scrubbing Systems said in a press release that Frode is a sales professional with 24 years’ experience in roles with leading Scandinavian and international corporations…

04 Jun 2019

Matson Installs Six Scrubbers

Image: Matson

The U.S.-based provider of ocean freight transportation services Matson has begun the installation  exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on six vessels deployed in its Hawaii and China-Long Beach Express services.The scrubbers installation is  part of its strategy to reduce fleet emissions in line with new worldwide regulations established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that take effect on January 1, 2020. Three of the vessels will receive the new equipment…

23 May 2019

Catching Cruise Off-Guard: Norway’s zero-emissions fjord cruises

Sail, solar … and battery power: a frontrunning design for n fjord-going, zero-emissions cruise ship. CREDIT: NCE Maritime CleanTech

Norway on Jan. 1, 2026, will begin a ban on cruise ships powering through the Unesco-listed heritage fjords on anything but zero-emissions propulsion. For now, that means battery power, but few of the 190 cruise ship calls to these fjords are made with that kind of electro-chemical fuel on board. From now until 2026, you can still cruise the fjords on a closed-loop, or in-line, scrubber system, but few cruise ships have these installed. The new rules mean cruising elsewhere, finding…

09 Apr 2019

Unique Group to Market Marine Scrubbers

Kamelia Cleantech, A Unique Group Company, Executive Team (Photo: Unique Group)_

Integrated marine and subsea solutions provider Unique Group has become a major shareholder in exhaust gas scrubber solution provider Kamelia Cleantech. This partnership will offer a full range of end-to-end integrated scrubber solutions for removing sulphur emissions from vessel exhausts for the global shipping industry. Kamelia Cleantech will combine its technical knowledge with Unique Group’s global presence to provide flexible customized solutions for new and old vessels with minimized downtime.The scrubber systems provided by Kamelia Cleantech are modular and can be offered as open loop…

03 Apr 2019

Chinese Shipping Company Opts for Scrubbers

Photo: Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval announced Wednesday that it has received an order from an unnnamed Chinese shipping company to supply its PureSOx scrubber systems for exhaust gas cleaning for 31 vessels in its fleet.The PureSOx systems for 31 existing vessels, which are among the largest vessels in the world, represent orders booked in 2018 and deliveries extending from early 2019 through the end of the year, Alfa Laval said. Each scrubber will handle exhaust gas from one main engine and three auxiliary engines.

27 Mar 2019

Valmet to Supply Scrubber Systems to DSME

Valmet will supply exhaust gas cleaning system to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea. (Photo: Hyundai PR Center)

Finnish technology company Valmet Oyj will supply exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber system) for seven new building container vessels, which will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for Korean Shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).The developer and supplier of technologies, automation systems and services  said in a press release that the building container vessels are the largest in the world, over 23,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) each.

21 Mar 2019

HMM Intros Scrubber Installation Fund

Photo: From left to right: Young-Jun Yoon (CEO of PANASIA), Jun-Sup Shin (CEO of DSEC), Myeong-Ho Ha (CEO of Hyundai Corporation), Ho-Seon Hwang (KOBC), C.K. Yoo (President & CEO of HMM), Seok-Won Seo (President & CEO of SKTI), Kwang-Hun Ahn (CEO of Hyundai Global Service), and Ki-Cheon Nam (CEO of Multi Asset Global Investments)

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a win-win fund for scrubber installation in preparation for IMO 2020 and to seek cooperation in the shipping-related industries.The total investment amount will be KRW 153.3 billion (USD 135.8 million) which consists of HMM’s investment of KRW 46 billion and the rest of the amount of KRW 107.3 billion (including Korea Ocean Business Corporation’s…

12 Mar 2019

Magnesium Producers Duo Partner on Scrubbers

Image: Nedmag

Magnesium Producers Nedmag of the Netherlands and TIMAB Magnesium of France have announced a strategic partnership to development and commercialise Magnesium Hydroxide in marine gas scrubber systems.Since January 2015, regulations over Sulphur Oxides (SOx) emission from the marine industry have been significantly tightened, in Sulphur Emission Control Area especially. A new set of regulations will come into force on January 1st 2020, governing all oceans and seas of the globe.Among the technical alternatives available to the maritime industry to face this environmental challenge…

04 Mar 2019

NYK Bags Environment Award

Photo: NYK

Tokyo-headquartered shipping and logistics company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has received the Ministry of Environment Award in the Japan Green Innovation Department at the Japan Green Bond Awards sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, which is promoting green bond to address environmental issues.A ceremony was held on March 1 and attended by Katsuya Nakano, general manager of NYK’s Finance Group, said a release from the global transportation company.The Japan Green Bond Awards recognize outstanding initiatives in the issuance of green bonds…

01 Mar 2019

Maersk Tankers Opts for Scrubbers

(Photo: Maersk Tankers)

Maersk Tankers announced Friday it has decided to invest in four scrubber systems to be installed on one existing and three newbuild LR2 vessels in the Maersk Product Tanker fleet before January 2020 to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur regulation.The new IMO regulation states that the current global limit for sulphur content in fuel oil used on board vessels will change from 3.50% to a maximum of 0.50% from January 2020. As a result, from January 1…

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