Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment will install open loop exhaust gas abatement technology on two Grimaldi subsidiary Trasmed ropaxes.
Trasmed has opted for four of Wärtsilä’s I-SOx open loop scrubbers with exhaust de-plume systems for the ’Volcan del Teide’ and ’Ciudad de Granada’.
The scrubbers are flexible to enable MARPOL Annex VI sulphur cap compliance, by scrubbing 3.5% HFO down to the 0.5% limit. Wärtsilä’s scrubbers will also enable Trasmed’s vessels to operate at a lower 0.1% sulphur limit to meet both worldwide and ECA regulations.
The installations will take place in 2022.
Sigurd Jenssen, Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment Director, said: “We are delighted to see Trasmed joining the ranks of maritime leaders committed to meeting environmental regulations and reducing shipping’s impact on the planet.
“Not only does this announcement build on our long relationship with Grimaldi and the Group’s subsidiary companies, but it also confirms the wider trend we are seeing across the shipping industry that shipowners are investing in quality, flexible and lifecycle-based technologies for their vessels, either at the newbuild stage or as retrofits,” he said.
Ettore Morace, Trasmed Managing Director, added: “All the Trasmed fleet will have scrubbers installed before next summer 2022. This will be a huge effort from our technical department and confirms our full commitment to be a environmentally friendly shipping company.”