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Wärtsilä to Offer SOx Scrubbing Technology

Posted on January 11, 2007

Wärtsilä Corporation announced that last year it initiated a two-year development project to test a scrubbing plant for removing sulphur oxides (SOx) from the exhaust gases of marine diesel engines and oil-fired boilers. The project involves testing of scrubbing equipment on marine engines burning typical grades of heavy fuel oil. The objective of the project is to study the equipment's performance in realistic applications, to identify any difficulties in utilizing such scrubbing equipment onboard Marine installation and to design complete exhaust gas cleaning systems compliant to IMO requirements and other regulations. The project will investigate the effect of scrubber design on performance, lifetime and economy, the effect of scrubbing equipment on engine performance, installation requirements, discharge water criteria, ecological impact etc.

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