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Published: 17 May 2017      

Wärtsilä's Korean first

A scrubber system for a newbuild Korean ferry is the first case for Wärtsilä where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel's operational area are all in Korea

The 31,000 gt ro-pax ferry is being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and will be operated by Weidong l between Korea and China.

The Wärtsilä scrubber system being installed comprises two 13 MW Open Loop V-SOx Scrubbers specifically optimised for the new vessel. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for this July.

"This is an important order since it strengthens our visibility in the Asian market," said Sigurd Jenssen, Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

"Exhaust gas cleaning is something that ship owners and operators around the world are having to take very seriously, since the IMO's global cap on the sulphur content in marine fuel comes into effect in 2020, which is really rather soon. Wärtsilä has tremendous experience and a broad range of systems to help our customers comply with these regulations."

"We value Wärtsilä's experience and expertise in this field and appreciate their ability to deliver the systems on a fast-track basis," said Ki-Hyeon Hong, Vice President, Weidong Ferry.


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