Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group on Friday (4 September) said the DIA-SOx® series of its marine SOx scrubbers produced by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co Ltd has been successfully installed on 22 ships of three vessel types during the last 8 months from January 2020.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding said it successfully completed the installations as scheduled through remote commissioning conducted via close communication and cooperation with the engineers of its local partners in China and Singapore.
The line-up of DIA-SOx® consists of the R Series and C Series, it explained. The rectangular tower design of the R Series is the most suitable for container ships and its multi-stream configuration can simultaneously with 1 tower treat exhaust gas discharged from multiple engines, including the large main engine.
Moreover, its simplified configuration helps the ship crew to conduct the maintenance work easily. The C Series with cylindrical tower design also utilizes the multi-stream configuration, offering high flexibility that can be easily installed onboard various types of the ships.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding added it also provides retrofit engineering for installation of both types of scrubbers, supporting customers to increase efficiency and improve reliability of their retrofitting projects.
For 14,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) container ships for which Mitsubishi Shipbuilding provided engineering services not only scrubber systems, the scrubber tower was installed in the built-in casings on the port side of the existing funnel, and therefore the scrubber system was installed without reducing container loading capacity, which is one of the advantages of the rectangular tower shape of the R Series (see pictures).
Those systems, after their respective sea trials, obtained approval from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), Lloyd’s Register (LR), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), and other classification societies.
Photo credit: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Published: 9 September, 2020
‘Economics of the shipping market will be the key driver enabling methanol to be adopted at a higher pace going forth over next couple years as market begins to return to more normal rates,’ states COO.
Integr8 Fuel injunction varied by Singapore Court to allow former employees to start work at Hartree Group in December 2022 following failure to produce evidence on biofuels development plans.
Variability of sources can affect the stability and performance of biofuel bunkers produced from these feedstocks, in turn leading to difficulties in meeting regulations and industry standards, shares Bryan Quek.
Top three positive movers in 2022 were Bunker House Petroleum Pte Ltd (+7), Eastpoint International Marketing Pte Ltd (+5), and Eng Hua Company (Pte) Ltd (+6); newcomer Sinopec Fuel Oil (Singapore) gets 19th spot.
Livestock carrier also involved in earlier bunker claim with Glander International Bunkering due to remaining unpaid fuel bill of approximately USD 116,000, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.
A blend of standard MGO and biodiesel, MGO B20 is distributed at the company’s floating kiosk CNC 5 which is located off the buoy of West Coast Pier; PS Energy has been stamped with globally recognised ISCC.
20 Jan 2023