Scottish ship manager awards scrubber contract to CR Ocean Engineering

(PARSIPPANY, N.J.) — After evaluation of available options, Scotland-based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. has selected CR Ocean Engineering LLC as the supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) for its oil/chemical tankers and heavy-lift vessels.

The contract also includes an option to add scrubbers to additional vessels.

The scrubbing systems will enter commercial operations beginning in the late summer 2018 and go on throughout the beginning of 2020.

In addition to the existing 0.1 percent sulfur fuel Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in Europe and North America, starting Jan. 1, 2020, the rest of the world will need to reduce the sulfur fuel emissions (and associated emissions from their marine engines and boilers) to 0.5 percent sulfur from the current 3.5 percent. As with the 0.1 percent sulfur ECAs, the global 0.5 percent ECA will present shipping companies to with the choice of using the more expensive lower sulfur fuel or use alternate technologies such as scrubbing systems.

Allied Shipbroking called marine scrubbing technology the "fastest and cheapest" way to reduce harmful diesel fuel emissions to meet the stringent International Maritime Association (IMO) compliance requirements for the shipping industry scheduled to go into effect in 2020.

CROE leveraged over 60 years of experience in air pollution controls to develop scrubbing systems for the maritime industry. Its scrubbing systems are available into three basic designs: open loop, closed loop, and hybrid.

These can be single stream (controlling emissions from a single engine or boiler) or multi-stream (controlling emissions from multiple engines/boilers combined) in configuration.

Due to the small size and compact configuration of the CROE systems, they can be installed in newbuilds or retrofitted to existing vessels.

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By Professional Mariner Staff