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China Classification Society issues type approval for Wartsila EGC system

08 Jan 2020

Technology firm Wartsila has received type approval from China Classification Society (CCS) for its Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) system, it said on Tuesday (7 January).

Prior to this, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry has placed an order for the system to be installed onboard the New Treasure, a 300,000 dwt Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC).

The ship is being built for Associated Maritime of Hong Kong, part of the China Merchants Energy Shipping group, the largest VLCC owner in China and a world leading crude oil tanker operator.

The approval marks a significant breakthrough for the Wartsila system in the Chinese market.

Full scale testing was carried out after its shipboard installation was completed, and the relevant data was reviewed and reported by Dalian Maritime University, as an independent third party.

The process involved a review of the design, and a check of the fabrication of the scrubber tower itself to verify that it is in accordance with all the CCS class and quality requirements.

“This is a success story that clearly endorses the efficiency and quality of our EGC systems,” said Wartsila Marine Director of Exhaust Treatment Jan Othman.

“Having CCS Type Approval now means that this product can be installed on any CCS class ship without the need for further emissions testing.”

The order for the Wartsila system was placed in August 2018, and the equipment was delivered to the yard in July 2019.

Photo credit: Wartsila
Published: 8 January 2020

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