Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea, to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new medium-range (MR) tankers.
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% from the year 2015 and that the global emission level must not exceed 0.5% 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.
Clean Marine CEO Nils Høy-Petersen said: "These contracts confirm the growing market demand for Clean Marine’s Allstream EGCS, which is a particularly competitive solution for the tanker segment.
"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 40,000t 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 and comply with 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 boilers onboard.
The Clean Marine system supplied to Hyundai Mipo will be designed to clean 100,000kg exhaust per hour and will remove both SOx and particulate matter from the emissions from one main engine, two auxiliary engines and one boiler. The system is a hybrid type that can operate seamlessly in both open-loop and closed-loop (zero discharge mode) systems.
Installation of the EGCS is scheduled to take place during 2016.