Netherlands-based company Value Maritime has developed a prefabricated, pre-installed exhaust gas cleaning system in a 20-ft transportable casing that filters sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter from a vessel’s exhaust gases
Last week, Wanmar signed a contract for a Value Maritime scrubber to be installed in May 2020 on Wanmar’s multipurpose cargo vessel, MV Donau.
MV Donau, owned and operated by Netherlands-based Rederij Wantij BV, is a multipurpose seagoing cargo vessel for transporting all types of cargo trading in the Baltic, the North Sea and in the Mediterranean.
Rederij Wantij owner John Hartmann said this particular scrubber was chosen because of “its plug and play concept”, ease of installation and the added advantage that the scrubber filters ultra-fine particulate matter and saves on CO2 emissions compared to using marine gasoil.
In September 2019, Noordwijk Ocean Services signed a contract for a scrubber for their freighter Bandura to be installed in February 2020.
In December 2019, Boomsma Shipping signed a contract to install a scrubber with the option of two more.
Boomsma director Johann Boomsma said this particular scrubber was chosen because Boomsma’s vessels could not fit conventional scrubber systems.
Mr Boomsma said “We have looked at scrubbers for our fleet before, but conventional systems did not fit our vessels and were financially and environmentally not an interesting option.
Whereas Value Maritime ticks all the boxes.” The first scrubber will be installed on one of Boomsma’s vessels in March 2020.
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