Valmet to supply scrubber system for seven container vessels

28 March 2019 (Last Updated March 28th, 2019 11:27)

Finland-based technology company Valmet has secured an order to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for seven new building container vessels.

Valmet to supply scrubber system for seven container vessels
Valmet will supply a scrubber system for seven building container vessels. Credit: Valmet.

Finland-based technology company Valmet has secured an order to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for seven new building container vessels.

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering will build the 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessels in South Korea for Korean Shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine.

Valmet will begin deliveries of the scrubber system this year. The deliveries will include tailor-made hybrid systems for main and generator engines, including auxiliary systems and automation.

The latest order is expected to further strengthen the company’s position as a scrubber supplier for passenger and cargo vessels.

Valmet Marine Scrubber Systems senior manager Anssi Mäkelä said: “We are proud to provide our technology to the Asian market. Our scrubber system will ensure a sustainable and reliable exhaust gas cleaning for the ships.”

“Our scrubber system will ensure a sustainable and reliable exhaust gas cleaning for the ships.”

Using seawater, the exhaust gas is washed in open-loop mode and with recirculated water and alkali in closed-loop mode.

Valmet said it controls the complete exhaust gas scrubber system with its marine automation.

Hyundai Merchant Marine provides shipping services and has more than 100 vessels and a container service network with more than 60 sea routes and 100 ports of call.

Last month, Valmet signed a service agreement with Celebrity Cruises to repair the company’s DNA-integrated automation systems installed on four vessels, including Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Summit, and Celebrity Constellation.

Daewoo Shipbuilding’s shipyard is located in Okpo Bay, Geoje Island in South Korea and has an area of 4.9 million square metres.