Clean Marine wins new contract for EGCS installation on tankers
Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new MR tankers, the company said in its press release.
IMO’s convention for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) demands that sulphur emission levels in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) shall be cut to 0.1 percent from the year 2015 and that the global emission level must not exceed 0.5 percent from the year 2020. The order for Clean Marine EGCS will enable the new medium-range tankers, owned and operated by a British oil major, to comply with this regulation without switching to more expensive fuels.
“These contracts confirm the growing market demand for Clean Marine’s Allstream EGCS, which is a particularly competitive solution for the tanker segment” says Nils Høy-Petersen, CEO of Clean Marine. “We are very pleased to be working closely with Hyundai Mipo to deliver a cost-effective solution to help the owner comply with existing and pending emissions regulations.”
The two MR2 type tankers (hull number 2495 and 2496) have a deadweight of 40,000 and are part of a series of five sister vessels to be constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
Clean Marine offers a proven, futureproof EGCS which enables vessels to trade in all waters and ports well within the IMO and local regulations. The system’s integrated fan and gas recirculation technology allows the one EGCS unit to simultaneously serve all combustion units, including the boilers – this Allstream feature is valuable for vessels with many exhaust sources.
The Clean Marine system supplied to Hyundai Mipo will be designed to clean 100,000 kg. exhaust per hour and will remove both sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter from the emissions from one main engine, two auxiliary engines, and one boiler. The system is a hybrid type which can operate seamlessly in both Open Loop and in Closed Loop (zero discharge mode).
Installation of the EGCS is scheduled to take place during 2016.
Clean Marine AS of Norway has since 2006 invested more than 25 MUSD in development of an Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS), also known as a scrubber, for the maritime industry. We offer a proven, futureproof system which allows all exhaust sources onboard to be cleaned by one common cleaning unit (Allstream). The result is a competitive solution that is easy to operate and gives the shipowner maximum trading flexibility. Clean Marine provides ship owners, engine makers and ship builders the equipment and support needed to install an EGCS on both new buildings and existing ships.