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MORE YARA SCRUBBERS FOR BERGE BULK FLEET

MORE YARA SCRUBBERS FOR BERGE BULK FLEET

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 

Dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has concluded another in-line scrubber deal with Yara Marine Technologies of Norway.

With Yara Marine already having installed in-line scrubbers on about 30 of Berge Bulk’s carriers, the new retrofit deal is said to mark another step forward in the emission reduction partnership between the two companies.

A statement from Berge Bulk read: "Yara Marine shares our goal of reducing emissions. We take interest in how they have broadened their portfolio of green technologies, so we bring them along on our journey to zero carbon. We have had good experiences using Yara Marine for emissions reduction. They have already provided several of our vessels with efficient, safe, and reliable scrubbers. That is why we are very happy to announce the new deal and our continued commitment to reduce emissions at sea. Retrofitting in-line scrubbers on additional vessels will improve our fleet’s performance."

Yara Marine CEO Thomas Koniordos said: "Berge Bulk is one of our most important and long-standing customers, and it is a privilege to be working with a leading company that is making great strides and seizing opportunities for innovation through green technologies. We share Berge Bulk’s commitment to reducing emissions and look forward to providing our best expertise when equipping even more of their ships with our exhaust gas cleaning technology,"

In addition to installing the new scrubbers this year, Yara Marine will continue to provide long-term service and maintenance for all scrubbers on Berge Bulk’s carriers. Now that Yara Marine’s scrubbers are featured on a large number of ships worldwide, service agreements have become a central part of the company’s offerings.

"As we broaden our scope and are rapidly becoming a comprehensive green tech provider to the maritime industry, scrubbers remain a core part of our business, and service agreements are becoming ever more sought after. Access to high-quality service is crucial to ensure optimal scrubber performance and benefits. We take pride in providing our customers with well-built scrubbers and tailored service agreements, with both factors being important parts of the solution to maritime emissions," said Aleksander Askeland, CSO Yara Marine.

The company believes the scrubber market to be growing, spurred on by the increasing spread between low- and high-sulphur fuel oil. With increasing activity and new orders coming in, Yara Marine is gearing up for a new wave of scrubber orders.

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