Two cruise ship newbuilds of the Breakaway Plus class on order at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be equipped with scrubber systems from Langh Tech. The scrubbers are of a hybrid type, enabling unrestricted operation in closed loop mode.
“We have seen increasing demand for scrubber solutions in the cruise sector, especially on newbuilds,” Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, commercial director of Langh Tech, said.
This is due mainly to many cruise vessels operating in environmental control areas and despite drops in the price of low sulphur diesel and gas oil, there is still a large price differential in favour of heavy fuel oil.
The delivery includes scrubber units for all five engines on each ship and treatment plants for the scrubber water. “The scrubber tower is our design but will be manufactured on site at the shipyard. The components for the water treatment plant will be manufactured at our production facility at Piikkiö, Finland, and delivered to the shipyard,” Langh-Lagerlöf explains.
Prior to the NCL order, Langh Tech delivered water treatment systems for scrubber water for several retrofits on vessels in the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets.