Scrubber technology provider Yara Marine Technologies on Thursday (13 December) officially opened its new office in Shanghai to meet increasing demand for exhaust gas cleaning systems for newbuilds and retrofit projects.
It will support a local team spanning the entire value chain from sales, engineering, procurement and service & commissioning, in addition to local support functions.
“A large percentage of scrubber installations will be executed in the Asia-Pacific region. A strong local presence in Shanghai is key to global customer support and our business,” says Peter Strandberg, CEO, Yara Marine.
“Meeting the 2020 Sulphur cap with its technical, operational and financial ramifications, is high on the shipowners’ agenda.
“Shipowners will improve their environmental performance by modernising their fleets with high quality products and cutting-edge technology.”
Yara Marine has delivered more than 100 scrubbers representing an aggregate operation of some two million hours.
The company’s inline scrubbers come with an optional extended guarantee against corrosion – a major feature differentiating its scrubbers from the competition.
“A scrubber simply has to last the lifetime of the vessel. Replacing scrubbers is extremely expensive and not an option for our customers,” explains Strandberg.
Michael Chang, general manager, Yara Marine, Shanghai, meanwhile says the new office is now ready for business.
“As the 2020 deadline approaches, ship owners will require a very quick turnaround. We offer proven technology and installation insight. Short-term and quick fix cheaper solutions in today’s market have tremendous operational and financial disadvantages in the long-term,” he says.
“We are ready to do business in China and assist global shipowners with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 requiring ships to use 0.10%S fuel in ECAs and 0.50%S fuel globally from 2020.”
Photo credit: Yara Marine Technologies
Published: 17 December, 2018
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