Largest ship sulphur scrubber

Dutch company Spliethoff has contracted Alfa Laval to retrofit an exhaust gas cleaning system on board one of its vessels. It is said to be the first retrofit to use just one scrubber to clean the exhaust gases for the main as well as the auxiliary engines. The vessel’s engines have a combined rated output of 28 MW, which according to Alfa Laval will make the order the largest marine scrubbing system ever sold. Alfa Laval’s PureSOx system is said to have a sulphur removal rate of more than 98 per cent. It is a hybrid system that can operate on either sea water or fresh water, giving the ability to operate as a closed loop system if required.

Source: Sustainable Shipping News, 13 February 2012

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