Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new medium range tankers. The new machinery will enable the pair, owned and operated by a British oil major, to comply with IMO's impending sulphur limits without switching to more expensive fuels, states the OEM.
The scrubber has an integrated fan and gas recirculation technology, which allows a single unit to simultaneously serve all combustion units, including the boilers – this feature, dubbed 'allstream', is valuable for vessels with many exhaust sources.
The system supplied to Hyundai Mipo will be designed to clean 100,000 kg exhaust per hour and will remove both sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter from the emissions from one main engine, two auxiliary engines, and one boiler. The system is a hybrid type which can operate seamlessly in both Open Loop and in Closed Loop (zero discharge mode).
Installation of the EGCS is scheduled to take place during 2016. The two 40,000dwt tankers (hull number 2495 and 2496) are part of a series of five sister vessels to be constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
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