From: The Motorship
Wärtsilä has won a contract from Stena to install the “first ever” in-line closed-loop scrubber system to two of its ro-ro ferries, helping the operator to achieve emissions compliance.
The scrubbers will be installed on the Stena Transit and Stena Transporter ferries operating between Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the UK, which falls within the North Sea’s Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA).
Juha Kytölä, vice president, environmental solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power, said: “Our extensive experience in retrofitting projects added considerable value to our engineering preparations for the project, and has thus helped the customer in their discussions with the yard.”
Wärtsilä said this is the first ever order for an in-line closed loop scrubber system, as the in-line option has only previously been available with open loop systems.
The compact design of the in-line system saves space and it also facilitates easier and faster installation, thereby reducing the length of time that the vessel needs to be out of service for retrofitting.