French shipbuilder and engineering specialist Chantiers de l’Atlantique has recently completed the installation of a hybrid scrubber on the 2006-built, 92,409gt cruise ship, MSC Musica in Brindisi port. This follows installation of scrubbers on MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia, respectively in 2018 and 2019 from the same fleet.
The implementation of marine air pollution neutralisation systems is the 14th to date to be fully managed by the Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
The installation of the system on board MSC Musica has been approved by Bureau Veritas as complying with MARPOL VI regulations. The system removes up to 97% of SOx from the exhaust gasses of three diesel generators delivering a total power of 11.6 MW.
MSC Musica was the third and last ship of the turnkey contract signed in 2016 for retrofit including Design, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning of the scrubbers and open/closed loop process plants onboard the ships – MSC Orchestra, MSC Poesia and MSC Musica.
François Lally, SVP, Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique, said, “The completion of this contract demonstrates again the willingness of our company to support the ships we build throughout their operational lifecycle with the latest and most environmentally friendly upgrades. We believe this approach helps us to maintain and deepen existing customer relationships.”
Emilio La Scala, President and Managing Director of MSC Cruises, added, “We continue to make every effort possible to reduce the environmental impact of our vessels by installing the latest technology like ECGS with the support of expert partners like Chantier de l’Atlantique. Sustainability remains at the heart of our business model and operations, and we will always look for ways to lead the global maritime and cruise industry in this regard.”