Tag: Retrofits

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...

Angelicoussis Shipping Group to retrofit 36 vessels with Ecochlor BWTS
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Angelicoussis Shipping Group to retrofit 36 vessels with Ecochlor BWTS

Angelicoussis Shipping Group is to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) from US-based Ecochlor on 36 of its vessels between 2018 and 2020. Angelicoussis Shipping Group consists of Maran Tanker Management, the oil tanker shipping unit, and Anangel Maritime Services, the dry bulk carrier shipping unit. The BWTS will be installed on Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, VLCCs,...

MacGregor boosts cargo carrying efficiency of Hapag-Lloyd vessels
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MacGregor boosts cargo carrying efficiency of Hapag-Lloyd vessels

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is optimising the container stowage systems on board seven Hapag-Lloyd C-class container vessels to deliver enhanced earning potential and reduce emissions per transported cargo unit. The work is being carried out under a MacGregor Cargo Boost service, which is designed to increase the cargo carrying efficiency of vessels and deliver improved...

Finnlines lengthens two more ro-ro vessels
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Finnlines lengthens two more ro-ro vessels

Finnlines has decided to lengthen two more vessels as part of its Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Programme, launched in 2017. The EUR 70m programme was launched with the lengthening of four initial vessels for the purpose of increasing capacity by 30%, meeting increasing demand from Finnlines’ customers. Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines says...

Great Lakes vessels undergo retrofits to improve fuel efficiency
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Great Lakes vessels undergo retrofits to improve fuel efficiency

Great Lakes vessel operators will spend US $65m on maintaining and modernising their vessels to improve fuel efficiency and longevity of vessels, and reduce emissions. According to the Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents US flagged vessel operators on the Great Lakes, North America, operators are getting ready to renew and upgrade their vessels over the...