US-based scrubber manufacturer CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has announced that a recent deal with an unnamed US fleet operator for over 35 scrubber systems has boosted its references to more than 150 ships.
In a statement released yesterday, CROE said “This latest award follows a year of investigation and evaluation by our client. Starting with a smaller number of ships several months ago the client has increased the number of ships with the CROE scrubbers to over 35. All Scrubbing Systems will enter commercial operations during 2019 and will be ready for operation when the IMO Global Sulphur Cap goes into full effect worldwide on 1 January 2020.
“We had known this company for several years and over that time we had always looked forward to a day when we could provide our systems to them. Winning this competition was a proud moment for us” said Nick Confuorto, CROE President and COO. “They are an excellent company. We look forward to doing more work with the company as their success continues.”
CROE has leveraged over 60 years of experience in air pollution control to develop scrubbing systems for the maritime industry. Currently CROE Systems are installed or in the process of being installed on more than 150 ships. The systems are available in all three standard options, open-loop, closed loop and hybrid.