Biggest box ships to run with scrubbers

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche

28 March 2019

HyundaiMerchant Marines 23,000teu newbuildings are to be fitted with scrubbers, Finnish scrubber supplier Valmet has announced.

Valmet will supply the scrubbers to the ships that are being built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering recently acquired by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The newbuilding container vessels are the largest in the world at over 23,000 TEU capacity. The scrubber system deliveries will start in 2019.

The scrubber system delivery will include tailor-made hybrid scrubber systems for main engine and generator engines including auxiliary systems and automation. All emissions are continuously monitored, and the complete exhaust gas scrubber system is controlled with Valmet's own marine automation systems.

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," said Anssi Mäkelä, Senior Manager, Marine Scrubber Systems, Valmet.