Clean Marine to Equip Stolt Tankers’ Newbuilds with EGCSs
China’s shipbuilder Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has selected Clean Marine to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two 38,000 DWT chemical tankers being built for Stolt Tankers and NYK Stolt Tankers.
The two vessels are built in a series of six sister ships, where the remaining four vessels will be designed with the flexibility to add an EGCS at a later stage.
Nils Høy-Petersen, CEO of Clean Marine, said that the contract reflects the growing demand for Clean Marine’s EGCS solution.
“We are very pleased to experience a breakthrough also in the Chinese shipbuilding market and to be selected by Hudong-Zhonghua, a yard which during its 70 years of history has delivered over 3,000 quality ships. We also look forward to delivering a cost-effective solution to help Stolt Tankers comply with the new emissions regulations which come into force from 2015”, he says.
The EGCS is based on the Advanced Vortex Chamber technology that provides unique cleaning efficiency. The system’s integrated fan and gas recirculation technology allows one EGCS unit to simultaneously serve several combustion units. The system supplied to Stolt Tankers is a hybrid system that allows the vessel to operate seamlessly in all types of water (including low alkaline and saline water) without loss of efficiency.
Furthermore, Clean Marine’s EGCS meets the current pH limit for washwater discharge in Europe and USA with good margin.
“The Clean Marine system supplied to Stolt Tankers will clean both sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter emissions from one main engine, three auxiliary engines, and three boilers. In total, a single Clean Marine EGCS unit will manage seven exhaust sources and will be designed to clean 140,000 kg exhaust per hour,” Høy-Petersen added.
Installation of the EGCS is scheduled to take place during 2015.
Press Release, January 17, 2014