Finnish firm Valmet signed a contract with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Shimonoseki Shipyard to deliver a hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment units for two Meimon Taiyo ferries
Both vessels will be equipped with two Valmet Marine scrubber towers for each main engine, an ultra filter CR water treatment unit and Valmet’s automation system. The scrubber hybrid system can be operated in closed and open loop mode.
Valmet product sales manager for scrubber sales Asia-Pacific Timo Lamminen said the scrubber market is booming and the company “has a strong position in the scrubber market on both newbuilds and retrofits.” This is Valmet’s first delivery to the Japanese market.
Valmet senior manager marine scrubber systems Anssi Mäkelä said “we were the first supplier to introduce the hybrid scrubber system to the market. We are continuously developing innovative products and solutions. These Meimon Taiyo ferries will be equipped with Valmet’s water treatment units offering the vessel owner the lowest operating expenses and the easiest use in the market.”
The order was received in Q1 2020. Valmet did not disclose the value of the order. The vessels will be delivered from Mitsubishi Shimonoseki shipyard to Japanese ferry operator Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co in 2022, with Valmet’s equipment deliveries scheduled between Q4 2020 and Q2 2021.
Other scrubber manufacturers have reported declining scrubber orders and corresponding declines in Q1 financial results.
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