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CHANTIERS DE L’ATLANTIQUE CLEANS UP FERRY EMISSIONS

CHANTIERS DE L’ATLANTIQUE CLEANS UP FERRY EMISSIONS

Monday, December 20, 2021 

Chantiers de l’Atlantique has installed six dry particulate filters on the 'Piana' ferry operated by La Méridionale, during a scheduled docking in Santander.

The three prototypes particulate filters were installed in 2019 with Chantiers de l’Atlantique in charge of engineering and integration supervision support. The filters having demonstrated their ability to treat sulphur oxides and particulate matters, test, the shipowner decided to make the system permanent on all of the ship’s engines, which involved installation of three additional particulate filters.

La Méridionale renewed its confidence in the Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique to carry out the general and detailed engineering for the installation of these dry scrubbers and to support their integration on board the Piana at the Astilleros de Santander yard.

This system is based on an existing land-based concept, and can neutralise acid gases and assure the fixation of ultrafine particulates. To achieve this, bicarbonate is injected into the exhaust gas. It reacts with the sulphur oxides by neutralising them and ends up in the filters, through which the exhaust gas are led to, and from which the particulates and heavy metals are captured at a level of nearly 99%.

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