Wärtsilä Keeping Things Ship-Shape

Company supplying exhaust gas cleaning systems for four ConRo vessels

Posted on February 26, 2013

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding of Korea has contracted Wärtsilä to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new Container Ro/Ro (ConRo) vessels being built for Ignazio Messina & Co., the Italy based ship owner and operator.

The Wärtsilä systems are designed to clean sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter emissions from the main engines, auxiliary engines, and the boiler. Deliveries are scheduled to take place during 2013 and 2014, and the vessels will be delivered by the shipyard to Ignazio Messina & Co. during the second half of 2014.

The order will enable the new vessels to comply with current and pending environmental legislation relating to exhaust emissions. For ships sailing in European waters, the maximum sulfur content will be limited to 0.5% from 2020, while a tighter limit of 0.1% will apply from 2015 to ships operating in ‘sulfur emission control areas’ (SECAs), which include the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the English Channel.