Wärtsillä Hamworthy, the global leader in complete
lifecycle power solutions and integrated systems for the
marine markets, today announced an agreement with Wilh.
Wilhelmsen ASA, the global rolling cargo operator, to
retrofit their vessel MV Tamesis with a Krystallon
Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS).
The systems will remove sulphur and particulates from the
exhaust gasses of the vessel's main and auxiliary
engines. The multi-stream scrubber system will be the
world's largest in order to manage the exhaust gasses
produced by the 38,486dwt Mark IV RoRo vessel's combined
engine power of 28,000kW.
Its installation will prepare MV Tamesis for the upcoming
sulphur emissions regulation that comes into force from
January 2015, which mandates that vessels must burn fuel
with a sulphur content of 0.1% when operating within
Emissions Control Areas (ECAs).
The installation will be carried out during the vessel's
scheduled intermediate docking in the first quarter of
2013. Following the commissioning a comprehensive third
party measurement and verification programme will be
carried out over two and a half years, and is partly
funded by the Research Council of Norway.
"This is yet another example of the growing market demand
for scrubbing systems." said Sigurd Jenssen, Managing
Director, Hamworthy Krystallon "The third party
measurement and verification of the project, which will
be carried out by Marintek, the Norwegian Marine
Technology Research Institute, is a key element which
will further endorse the viability of scrubbing as an
efficient and cost effective solution for ECA compliance.
We anticipate that more owners and operators will follow
industry leaders like Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA in the
adoption of scrubbers in advance of the 2015 deadline."
By using a scrubber to reduce sulphur and particulate
matter emissions from its main engine as well as its
auxiliaries, MV Tamesis will be able to operate in ECAs
from 2015 on a 'business as usual' basis avoiding the
$300 to $400 price premium that standard vessels will
have to pay for the distillate fuels they will need to
burn to remain compliant.
"Installing Hamworthy Krystallon scrubber unit is a major
step in preparing our fleet for the regulatory
compliance," says Wilh Wilhelmsen ASA's project manager,
Thamba Rajeevan. "When new, stricter emissions
regulations come into force in 2015, our experience with
this technology will be a valuable tool for taking the
right decisions for the rest of our fleet. In the end, we
want to see both a significant savings in emissions and a
strong return on investment for the scrubber
Notes to the editors:
On 31st January 2012, Hamworthy was acquired by Wärtsilä
Corporation and is now known as Wartsila Hamworthy Ltd.
The company is the world leading developer of Krystallon
Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for the global marine
industry. The data from operational Seawater Scrubber
units confirm greater than 98% sulphur oxide gas removal
and up to 80% particulate removal, meaning with full
installation vessels are ECA compliant and provide an
unrivalled reduction in harmful ship emissions.
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power
solutions for the marine and energy markets. By
emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and
economic performance of the vessels and power plants of
its customers. In 2011, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR
4.2 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The
company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. www.wartsila.com
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