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Saturday, May 19, 2018 

CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has been awarded a contract to retrofit its exhaust gas cleaning system to 14 vessels managed by Songa Shipmanagement, a division of the Oslo-based BLYSTAD Group. There is an option to retrofit an additional five vessels.

The CR Ocean Engineering Marine Scrubbers will be installed on the shipmanager’s oil/chemical tankers and heavy lift vessels from summer 2018 through to early 2020.

“We are proud to be working with Songa,” said Nick Confuorto, CROE President and COO. “They have proven to be an excellent company to work with and it’s an honour for us to help them face this major emissions challenge.”

In addition to the existing 0.1% Sulphur fuel Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in Europe and North America, in January 2020 ship’s operating throughout the world will need to reduce the sulphur content of the fuel burned to 0.5% S from the current 3.5%.  

According to Songa Shipmanagement Managing Director, Kenneth MacLeod: “We meet our corporate responsibility knowing that a cleaner environment is good for the planet. And that’s everyone’s business.”

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.

Based on over 60 years of experience in air pollution control, US-based CROE developed a compact scrubbing system for ship application.  The company has three basic designs: Open Loop, Closed Loop, and Hybrid, all of which can be fitted as a single stream or multi-stream system.

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