Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has entered into an agreement for sulphur oxide (SOx) scrubber systems for 12 vessels from Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech.
The development, Langh Tech’s largest scrubber deal, will see the retrofitting of open loop scrubbers onto four tankers and eight bulk carriers in NORDEN’s fleet.
An automation feature enables the scrubber plant to be operated in two exhaust gas cleaning modes corresponding to 0.1% or 0.5% sulphur in marine fuel, which will see scrubber-equipped vessels meeting SOx compliance for respective ECA and global regulations.
”NORDEN has evaluated how the sulphur cap will affect both the shipping and the bunker market,” says Jens Christensen, Head of Technical dept. from NORDEN.
“Recognising uncertainties, NORDEN considers investment in scrubbers economically highly attractive.
“Langh Tech is a well reputed company and has exercised good responsiveness to our requirements both in terms of the technical solutions and the delivery, and we look forward to working with them on this.”
Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Commercial Director of Langh Tech, was pleased with the development.
”We are glad that NORDEN chose us for this very interesting project, and we are looking forward to start working on it,” he says.
“There has been a huge increase in demand for scrubber systems lately and in addition to NORDEN’s order we have dozens of new scrubber systems in the pipeline.
“At the same time, we are increasing our capacity which allows us to keep offering systems with delivery before 2020.”
In August, Manifold Times reported NORDEN ntered into a USD $54 million, 26-scrubber order during the second quarter (Q2) of 2018.
Photo credit: Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S
Published: 5 September, 2018
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