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Tuesday, May 12, 2020  (Comments: 1)

Finnish manufacturer Valmet has signed a contract with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s Shimonoseki Shipyard to deliver hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment units to two ferries.

Each vessel will be equipped with two identical Valmet Marine Scrubber towers for each main engine and a water treatment unit as well as Valmet’s marine automation system.

The order value has not been disclosed, but the systems are scheduled for delivery between the last quarter of 2020 and the second quarter of 2021, with the ships to be handed over from the yard to operator Meimon Taiyo Ferry in 2022.

“With the global IMO 2020 regulations for sulphuric oxide emission in place, the marine scrubber business is booming around the world. Valmet has a strong position in the scrubber market on both newbuilds and retrofits. This is our first delivery to the Japanese market, and we are very pleased that Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Meimon Taiyo have trusted us to supply our innovative scrubber system,” said Timo Lamminen, Product Sales Manager Asia-Pacific, Valmet.

“Valmet is one of the world’s leading suppliers of marine emission control systems. As a one proof of this, we have been the first supplier to introduce the hybrid scrubber system to the market. We are continuously developing innovative products and solutions. These Meimon Taiyo ferries will be equipped with Valmet’s water treatment units offering vessel owner the lowest operating expenses and the easiest use in the market,” said Anssi Mäkelä, Senior Manager, Marine Scrubber Systems.

The delivery includes Valmet Marine Scrubber hybrid systems which can be operated both in closed and open loop mode. Both vessels will be equipped with two identical scrubber towers for each main engine and Valmet Ultra Filter CR water treatment unit. The scrubber solution includes Valmet’s automation system, Valmet DNA, to optimise the energy and emission efficiency.

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i am a partner and CEO at SICS a company which developed innovative unique catalyst which can treat simultaneously SOx and NOx by its circulation across scrubber. Looking for collaboration.

By haim Sternfine on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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