Yara Marine to deliver six scrubbers for Hyundai-built LPG carriers

13 January 2015 (Last Updated January 13th, 2015 18:30)

Norway-based scrubber supplier Yara Marine Technologies has secured a contract to deliver six exhaust gas cleaning systems to an undisclosed ship-owner this year.

Norway-based scrubber supplier Yara Marine Technologies has secured a contract to deliver six exhaust gas cleaning systems to an undisclosed ship-owner this year.

Formerly known as Green Tech Marine, the company changed name earlier this month following its acquisition by Yara International in 2014.

Green Tech Marine’s scrubber will help ship owners to operate on heavy fuel oil instead of marine gas oil, while still complying with the strict IMO requirements for sulphur emission.

"Ship owners are beginning to realise that exhaust gas cleaning systems is the most economical solution for meeting low sulphur emissions requirements."

The systems will be installed on the vessels while being constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea. The dockyard is expected to deliver the vessels in 2016 and they would be operating mainly in the North European ECAs.

Yara Marine Technologies sales and marketing vice-president Kai Låtun said: "Ship owners are beginning to realise that exhaust gas cleaning systems is the most economical solution for meeting low sulphur emissions requirements.

"Our Green Tech Marine scrubbers are now proving their value onboard Cruise, RoPax and Cargo vessels around the globe."

Scrubber systems will replace the ships’ silencers, taking up less cargo space due to their small size. The low weight of the scrubbers will support ship stability, Yara Marine stated.

In December, the company won a contract to deliver 21 exhaust gas cleaning systems to an undisclosed ship owner in the first quarter of this year.