Multi-stream Scrubber for Wilhelmsen ASA Vessel

Wärtsilä Hamworthy to install world's largest multi-stream diesel engine exhaust gas scrubber in MV Tamesis

Wärtsilä Hamworthy,  announce an agreement with Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, the global rolling cargo operator, to retrofit their vessel MV Tamesiswith a Krystallon Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS).

The systems will remove sulphur and particulates from the exhaust gasses of the vessel's main and auxiliary engines. The multi-stream scrubber system will be the world's largest in order to manage the exhaust gasses produced by the 38,486dwt Mark IV RoRo vessel's combined engine power of 28,000kW.

Its installation will prepare MV Tamesis for the upcoming sulphur emissions regulation that comes into force from January 2015, which mandates that vessels must burn fuel with a sulphur content of 0.1% when operating within Emissions Control Areas (ECAs).

The installation will be carried out during the vessel's scheduled intermediate docking in the first quarter of 2013. Following the commissioning a comprehensive third party measurement and verification programme will be carried out over two and a half years, and is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway.

By using a scrubber to reduce sulphur and particulate matter emissions from its main engine as well as its auxiliaries, MV Tamesis will be able to operate in ECAs from 2015 on a 'business as usual' basis avoiding the $300 to $400 price premium that standard vessels will have to pay for the distillate fuels they will need to burn to remain compliant.

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