RoRo carrier

Dutch ship owner and operator Royal Wagenborg has selected Wärtsilä to deliver scrubber systems for its RoRo carriers.

Royal Wagenborg will use Wärtsilä scrubbers to clean the exhaust emissions from its vessels, including the Balticborg and Bothniaborg.

With this system, the carriers will be able to meet the regulations covering emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) when running on conventional residual marine fuel (HFO).

Wärtsilä ship power environmental solutions vice-president Juha Kytölä said: "Wärtsilä’s experience in scrubber systems for marine applications is unmatched and our reference list is extensive.

"Wärtsilä’s experience in scrubber systems for marine applications is unmatched."

"We have worked closely with Royal Wagenborg for many years, and have clearly demonstrated our capability to deliver a reliable technical solution that will enable these vessels to comply with the most stringent environmental legislation."

Wärtsilä hybrid scrubbers will enable the operator to use either closed or open-loop technology to remove SOx from the exhaust.
The installation of Wärtsilä solution is expected to take place later this year.

These Dutch vessels are currently on a long-term freight contract with Smurfit Kappa for the shipment of paper products between Haraholmen, Bremen, Sheerness and Terneuzen.

Operating routes of the vessels come under the Baltic and North Seas’ Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).

Powered by Wärtsilä 46 main engines, both carriers have 1A super Ice-class classification and are capable of operating in temperatures of up to minus 25°C.

Image: Wärtsilä scrubbers will help Royal Wagenborg to exhaust emissions from two of its RoRo carriers. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.