Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust
The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry. The vessel is being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. This is the first Wärtsilä scrubber system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel’s operational area are all in Korea. The contract with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2017, the company said in its press release.
Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two 13 MW Open Loop V-SOx Scrubbers specifically optimised for the new vessel. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for July of this year.
The 31,000 gross tonnage RoPax ferry will be operated by Weidong Ferry and will sail between Korea and China.