Tag: Retrofits

Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus
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Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus

Urgency around the installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) has set in according to Maarten Jeronimus, VP Goltens Europe and responsible for Goltens Worldwide Green Technologies. “Whether it’s exhaust cleaning or ballast water management, they know there’s no way around compliance. But so many have waited to make their moves that the...

Hapag-Lloyd selects MAN Energy Solutions for LNG conversion pilot
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Hapag-Lloyd selects MAN Energy Solutions for LNG conversion pilot

Hapag-Lloyd has signed an agreement with MAN Energy Solutions to convert its 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel operation, capable of running on both heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Sajir currently operates with a MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine and will be converted to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI (Gas Injection)...

Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS
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Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS

Dutch ship management company Spliethoff has secured a EUR 110.4 million loan for the installation of scrubbers and ballast water management systems (BWMS) across 42 of its vessels. The loan has been provided by ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of a EUR 300 million joint EIB-ING Green Shipping Partnership, signed in...

Shipowners must study vessel’s environment to avoid problematic BWTS operation
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Shipowners must study vessel’s environment to avoid problematic BWTS operation

Shipowners should focus on studying a vessel’s operating requirements and conditions specific to the environment of that vessel to avoid operational issues with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) says Panos Smyroglou, chief commercial officer, Coldharbour Marine. Owners and operators face a myriad of challenges when it comes to installing and operating new technologies for regulatory...

Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits
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Goltens selected for 37 BWTS retrofits

Goltens’ Worldwide Green Technologies Division Asia has announced contracts with NYK Bulk & Projects Carrier (NBP) and BW LPG for support in retrofitting a total of 37 vessels with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). The NBP order is for 25 bulk carriers. The scope of the contract with Goltens includes 3D laser scanning and modeling...

Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS
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Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS

Royal Caribbean International has chosen Optimarin’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for retrofit to three vessels. OBS is a UV-based BWTS that has type approval from the IMO and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The systems are modular enabling easy retrofit to any vessel. OBS has so far been retrofitted...

Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit
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Scorpio Tankers confirms 52 scrubbers for retrofit

Scorpio Tankers has announced an agreement to purchase 52 scrubbers worth US $79.6 million. 42 hybrid-ready scrubbers will be fitted across Scorpio’s fleet in 2019 and ten will be retrofitted in 2020. The design of the scrubbers means that they can be upgraded to closed-loop configuration at any time in the future. The agreement includes...

Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package
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Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package

Brazil-based owner Navenor has opted for Thordon Bearings’ water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations for its bulker following problems on two of its previous vessels with their original bearings and liners. The newbuild shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal in the Salinor/Navenor fleet has been supplied with a complete shaft and rudder bearing and seal package from...

Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions
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Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions

Norwegian vessel owner Gardar has confirmed it will retrofit a Wartsila 31 engine to one of its vessels to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and reduce fuel consumption. The retrofit is expected to cut fuel use by 200,000 litres and NOx emissions by 88 tonnes annually from the fishing vessel. The existing 18-cylinder Wärtsilä...

Spliethoff opts for scrubbers for 2020 compliance
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Spliethoff opts for scrubbers for 2020 compliance

Spliethoff has outfitted its 24th vessel with a marine scrubber in preparation for the IMO’s 2020 global limit of 0.5 per cent sulphur in fuel. The company is using scrubbers to meet the regulation and reduce the emissions of its group-owned vessels. In the coming period, scrubbers will be installed on thirty more vessels of...