Finnish technology company Valmet Oyj will supply exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber system) for seven new building container vessels, which will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for Korean Shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).
The developer and supplier of technologies, automation systems and services said in a press release that the building container vessels are the largest in the world, over 23,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) each. The scrubber system deliveries will start in 2019.
The scrubber system order was included in Valmet’s fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
Valmet has a long track record in supplying scrubber systems to different vessels types. This order is Valmet’s first scrubber supply to South Korea and will further strengthen Valmet’s position as a scrubber supplier for passenger and cargo vessels. Valmet has had its own locations in Korea over two decades to ensure best sales, project and life-cycle support for local customers.
“We are proud to provide our technology to the Asian market. Our scrubber system will ensure a sustainable and reliable exhaust gas cleaning for the ships,” says Anssi Mäkelä, Senior Manager, Marine Scrubber Systems, Valmet.
The scrubber system delivery will include tailor-made hybrid scrubber systems for main engine and generator engines including auxiliary systems and automation.
The exhaust gas is washed with seawater in open loop mode and with recirculated water and alkali in closed loop mode. All emissions are continuously monitored, and the complete exhaust gas scrubber system is controlled with Valmet’s proven marine automation.