Finnish manufacturer and supplier of scrubber solutions Langh Tech will deliver scrubber systems to two new cruise vessels on order at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for (NCL).
The two newbuildings of NCL’s Breakaway Plus class will be equipped with Langh Tech’s hybrid type scrubbers, enabling unrestricted operation in closed loop mode. Delivery includes scrubber units for all five engines on each ship and treatment plants for the scrubber water.
“The scrubber tower is of our design but will be manufactured at the shipyard. The components for the water treatment plant will be manufactured at our production facility at Piikkiö, Finland, and delivered to the shipyard,” said Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Commercial Director of Langh Tech.
Langh Tech said supplying the cruise industry with environmental technology is a new land winning for the company. Prior to the order for the NCL vessels, Langh Tech delivered water treatment systems for scrubber water for several scrubber retrofits on vessels in the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets.
“We have seen a positive trend in the demand of such investments for cruise vessels,” Langh-Lagerlöf said. “We have put a lot of effort in entering this sector, as there seems to be a demand for scrubber solutions especially on newbuildings. After all, many cruise vessels operate in ECA and despite low prices on low sulphur MDO and MGO there is still a large price gap to the benefit of HFO.”
The Langh Tech scrubbers and water treatment plants are developed within the Langh Group of companies. The company’s hybrid scrubber system has been in continuous use since 2015 on the five cargo vessels in the Langh Ship fleet. Especially regarding the water treatment Langh Tech has presented a unique solution, which has several patents.
“Our experiences from the systems in operation on the Langh Ship-vessels have exceeded all expectations, we have not had a single day when the scrubbers on any of the vessels would have been out of service. The waste contains virtually no water at all, making it easy to store and transport for processing in land based waste treatment plants,” Langh-Lagerlöf said.