Valmet wins 10-ship scrubber order from COSCO

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 02 July 2019


Finland-based marine equipment specialist Valmet installs scrubber systems for ten container vessels operated by COSCO Shipping Lines. The scrubber systems will be installed in existing vessels in China in 2019. The project is executed in co-operation with Hong Kong’s trading and engineering organisation Health Lead Development Ltd.

Valmet has a long track record in supplying scrubber systems to different vessel types and the company has had presence in China for over 80 years. Currently Valmet has four production units, three service centres and 1,700 employees in China.


“The deliveries are good examples of Valmet’s capability to create a tailor-made concept to customer. Thanks to our solution, the scrubber systems can be installed to a single-island container vessel without losing any cargo capacity. Seamless co-operation within Valmet and with our global supply network made very short delivery times possible. The systems are installed before the upcoming sulphur cap and they will enable the use of higher sulphur oil, which is cheaper compared to using lower sulphur oil,” said Shijie Wang, Senior Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy business line, Marine Scrubber Systems, Valmet.

The scrubber system delivery for COSCO Shipping Lines will include a tailor-made open loop scrubber system for main engine and generator engines including auxiliary systems and automation. The exhaust gas is washed with seawater in open loop mode. All emissions are continuously monitored, and the complete exhaust gas scrubber system is controlled with Valmet's proven marine automation, Valmet DNA.

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