Scrubber manufacturer Yara Marine Technologies has signed a long-term service and maintenance agreement with dry bulk owner Berge Bulk and will install in-line scrubbers on existing vessels as part of a retrofit
Having already installed in-line scrubbers on 30 Berge Bulk carriers, the deal continues the partnership between the companies. The new scrubbers will be installed this year.
In a statement, Berge Bulk said retrofitting in-line scrubbers would help improve fleet performance adding, “Yara Marine shares our goal of reducing emissions. We take interest in how they have broadened their portfolio of green technologies, so we bring them along on our journey to zero carbon. We have had good experiences using Yara Marine for emissions reduction. They have already provided several of our vessels with efficient, safe, and reliable scrubbers.”
Yara Marine chief executive Thomas Koniordos said “Berge Bulk is one of our most important and long-standing customers, and it is a privilege to be working with a leading company that is making great strides and seizing opportunities for innovation through green technologies.”
The company is also considering adding carbon capture technologies to its scrubber offerings.
In addition, the Oslo-based manufacturer’s start up accelerator Yara Marine X has agreed to assess investment potential for aluminium-air battery company Phoenician Energy during a six-month accelerator programme.
Yara Marine Technologies chief sales officer Aleksander Askeland stressed that scrubbers remain part of the company’s core business and that service agreements are becoming more sought after. “Access to high-quality service is crucial to ensure optimal scrubber performance and benefits. We take pride in providing our customers with well-built scrubbers and tailored service agreements, with both being important parts of the solution to maritime emissions.”
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