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Korean RoPax ferry to have Wartsila scrubber

Korean RoPax ferry to have Wartsila scrubber

MAY 17, 2017 — Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply an exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry. The 31,000 gross tonnage RoPax vessel is being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. This is the first Wärtsilä scrubber system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel's operational area are all in Korea.

Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two 13 MW Open Loop V-SOx Scrubbers specifically optimized for the new vessel. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for July of this year.

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

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

The ferry will be operated by Weidong Ferry and will sail between Korea and China.

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