Dry docking services firm Newport Shipping has purchased 100 scrubbers from Chinese scrubber manufacturer Weihai Puyi Marine Environmental Technology Co (Puyier) so it can offer retrofits to ship owners ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.
The London-based company has the option to buy an additional 100 scrubber units in the event that demand skyrockets. Engineering will be facilitated by Harris-Pye and Goltens, which will both provide 3D scanning, design and prefabrication services to Newport’s customers.
“Having secured an eight-month lead-time for scrubbers ordered by the end of October, we can guarantee ship owners that their retrofits will be completed well in advance of the 2020 sulphur cap implementation date,” says Newport CEO Erol Sarikaya.
Newport currently has a pipeline of owners across all major vessel classes for projects totalling 87 of the 100 scrubbers purchased with binding letters of intent, as well as contracts.
“We are providing ship owners with a true one-stop-shop for equipment procurement, engineering, guaranteed retrofit slots, and attractive deferred payment plans covering up to 60 per cent of the total contract cover over 18-months subsequent to retrofit completion,” Sarikaya claims.
Puyier manufactures open, closed and hybrid scrubber systems in both I-type and U-type configurations.