Netherlands-based Value Maritime has won a new order for its pre-fabricated plug and play scrubber system from Dutch shipowner Rederij Wantij (Wanmar).
The owner has taken the step to turn to scrubbers in order to comply with the IMO2020 regulations. They have signed a contract for a Value Maritime Scrubber 3.0 MW to be installed on their 8,000dwt multipurpose cargo vessel Donau. The vessel is operated by Captain/Owner John Hartman and Captain/Owner Naftali Blokzijl. There is always a Captain/Owner present on the vessel.
“Wanmar shipping company has chosen to equip the vessel with a scrubber mainly because of the very rapidly changing environmental rules that have major financial consequences. To improve our position on the freight market, we have decided to equip our ship with a Value Maritime scrubber. We have also opted for a Value Maritime scrubber because of its plug and play concept. The scrubber is fairly easy to install with a very short installation time. Another nice side effect is that the scrubber also filters ultra-fine particulate matter and even saves CO2 emissions compared to using MGO, said John Hartman.
Value Maritime has developed a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” EGCS in a 20ft road transportable casing. The EGCS comes in three sizes suitable for vessels with different engine size. These include: 3.0MW (0.1%), 6.0MW (0.1%) and 9.0MW (0.1%). The systems are hybrid ready and a closed-loop module in a similar size casing can be provided if preferred.
The scrubber is set to be installed on the Donau in May 2020.