Langh Tech Delivers Scrubbers for 12 NORDEN Vessels
Langh Tech said it will deliver SOx scrubber systems for a dozen vessels owned by Danish shipowner Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, marking the Finnish scrubber manufacturer’s largest deal so far.
Langh Tech Oy Ab will supply for retrofit four tankers and eight bulk carriers in the NORDEN- fleet with SOx scrubbers of open loop-type.
The tankers have two boilers and a total of six exhaust gas sources are connected to the scrubber. Automation enables the scrubber plant to be operated in two exhaust gas cleaning modes corresponding to 0.1 or 0.5 percent sulphur in the fuel. This means compliance for the vessels with as well ECA and global regulations regarding SOx emissions.
The scrubbers will be of in-line type and replacing the silencers. Dry running of the scrubbers is possible, eliminating the need of bypass for the main engine. All auxiliaries will have bypass.
“NORDEN has evaluated how the sulphur cap will affect both the shipping and the bunker market. Recognizing uncertainties, NORDEN considers investment in scrubbers economically highly attractive,” said Jens Christensen, Head of Technical dept. from NORDEN.
“There has been a huge increase in demand for scrubber systems lately and in addition to NORDEN’s order we have dozens of new scrubber systems in the pipeline. At the same time, we are increasing our capacity which allows us to keep offering systems with delivery before 2020,” says Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Commercial Director of Langh Tech.
Langh Tech designs and produces scrubbers for SOx removal from exhaust gases and water treatment units for closed loop scrubbers. Langh Tech is one of the Langh companies, which also include ship owning Langh Ship, steel carriage and bulk containers from Langh Cargo Solutions and Industrial and Ship Cleaning Services Hans Langh.
NORDEN operates a mix of owned and chartered tonnage in total 249 dry cargo vessels and 57 tankers. In addition, NORDEN has a newbuilding program with in total nine vessels on order.