Wärtsilä Wins 170 Million Euro Scrubber Order from Major European Container Shipping Company

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Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has received a 170 million euro order to install exhaust scrubbers on the fleet of a major European container shipping company.

Wärtsilä Services will deliver 50 MW, 60 MW and 70 MW Wärtsilä hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment which it will retrofit onto the container vessels.

The European container company and number of units included in the order were not disclosed.

The order comes amid the IMO’s impending 2020 sulphur cap regulations on marine bunker fuel requiring the maritime industry to adopt low-emission and environmentally friendly solutions in order to comply with the regulations.

Wärtsilä says its new scrubber systems feature a water cleaning system that allows for both open and closed loop modes to help further reduce emissions.

“Our exhaust gas cleaning system will not only help our customers’ vessels run on lower emissions but significantly improves the air quality and emission level in coastal and sea areas in general. By providing energy-efficient, innovative and flexible solutions that lower environmental impact through reduced or eliminated emissions, we aim to enable a sustainable future for next generations,” says Markus Ljungkvist, General Manager of Project Sales at Wärtsilä Services.