Exmar Chooses Scrubbers for LPG Newbuilds

Belgain gas shipper Exmar has chosen to go with emissions scrubbers for two of their new 38,000 cubic meter LPG carriers currently under construction at Hanjin’s Subic Shipyard. Upcoming emissions regulations limit the shipowners' options to either burning MGO, installing LNG or dual fuel engines, or utilizing scrubbers to curb SOx emissions from burning heavy fuel … [Read more...]

Alfa Laval Buys Norwegian Pump Maker Frank Mohn for $2.2 Billion

By Andrew Noel and Veronica Ek April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Alfa Laval AB agreed to buy Norwegian pumpmaker Frank Mohn AS, the manufacturer of Framo pumps, for 13 billion kroner ($2.2 billion) to capture spending in offshore oil and gas drilling. The all-cash transaction will add sales of 3.4 billion kroner from Frank Mohn’s range of submerged pumping systems and an order … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä and Alfa Laval See Jump in Orders for Emissions Scrubbers

A jump in scrubber orders for Alfa Laval and Wartsila reflects a general trend of higher uptake of these systems. Finland’s Wartsila has received about 20 orders for scrubbers in the last few weeks, bringing its total to 55 scrubbers on 27 ships, according to the company’s Environmental Solutions head Juha Kytola in an interview. “The market is now very … [Read more...]