Dutch ship owner Spliethoff was among the first to install PureSOx. Today the company has 18 PureSOx systems, plus considerable insight when it comes to working with them. “The reliability has been very high,” says Technical Support Engineer Roland Hoogeveen.
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Finnlines has opened a new route between Hanke and Rostock, on which the Finnish-flagged RoRo vessel MS Finnmerchant is deployed. For this vessel, sailing in the Baltic, PureSOx was the best way to meet ECA requirements. The MS Finnmerchant is the 10th vessel within the Grimaldi Group to be equipped with PureSOx.
At Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding the five largest ConRo vessels in the world are being built for Atlantic Container Line. They will be bigger, faster, greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Scrubber technology fits neatly with this ambition, so PureSOx will be installed on all five vessels.
The Finnmill and Finnpulp are RoRo vessels offering services in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The vessels have been fitted with multiple-inlet, open-loop PureSOx systems sized for operation in low-alkalinity Baltic waters, but whose design is prepared for later conversion into hybrid systems.
The Finnhawk and Finnkraft are RoRo vessels offering services in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The vessels are being installed with single-inlet, open-loop PureSOx systems sized for operation in low-alkalinity Baltic waters, but whose design is prepared for later conversion into hybrid systems.
The Optima Seaways is a RoPAX vessel serving the route between Karlshamn, Sweden and Klaipeda, Lithuania. Capable of speeds up to 21.5 knots, it has 328 berths, 2240 lane metres and capacity for 135 cars.
The Victoria Seaways is a RoPAX vessel with 2490 lane metres and accommodation for 600 passengers. Capable of speeds up to 23 knots, it was equipped with PureSOx in 2014. This was the first time Alfa Laval provided a PureSOx system to a vessel classed by RINA. In 2015 the Regina Seaways and Athena Seaways will be equipped identical PureSOx systems.
Based on experience from the Ficaria Seaways, DFDS decided to retrofit the not only its sister vessels with PureSOx, but also three RoRo vessels with two PureSOx systems each.
The Plyca was the second vessel to install PureSOx. Its scrubber installation is the largest in the world, serving two main and two auxiliary engines with a total of 28 MW. After extensive testing of the scrubber, Spliethoff placed an order to equip five sister vessels with a similar system before 1 January 2015.
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The Ficaria Seaways is a RoRo vessel with 4650 lane metres on four decks, serving the route between Gothenburg, Sweden and Immingham, UK. In 2009, it was rebuilt to accommodate more cargo and to receive the first PureSOx pilot system. The vessel has since clocked thousands of hours of ECA-compliant operation.
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Due to limited space and complex stability issues, RCL was open to finding an alternative solution. The Adventure of the Seas will be the first vessel to install an inline version of PureSOx, which has been under development at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.
The routes of these three cruise vessels take them into US coastal waters, so the vessels will be subject to US VGP legislation, which sets discharge criteria that are even stricter than those of IMO. PureSOx is the perfect solution to meet these criteria.
In consortium with MAN Diesel & Turbo, Alfa Laval presented a closed-loop PureSOx solution for two 14-deck, 930-passenger luxury vessels built by Fincantieri for Viking Ocean Cruises. The solution places two closed-loop systems on each vessel, each serving two engines totalling around 12 MW. This sizes the scrubbers in a way that preserves the looks of the funnel.
Pella Sietas, the oldest yard in Germany, has been contracted by HJH Shipmanagement to for installation of PureSOx systems aboard their self-unloaders Beltnes, Fitnes, Bulknes and Sandnes. The installations will be made over the course of 2015.
PureSOx systems are being installed by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction aboard two LPG carriers for Belgian owner/operator EXMAR. Because these vessels are newbuilds, the installations have placed Alfa Laval’s planning, documentation and delivery capabilities in the spotlight.
Hybrid operation is essential as Horizon Lines will operate in US waters where the Vessel General Permit (VGP) legislation applies. Within a zone of three nautical miles off the US coast, where Horizon Lines will operate, the US VGP legislation sets criteria that are even tougher than those of IMO.
Containerships VI and VIII, owned by Wegener and chartered by Containerships, will sail in low-alkalinity waters. The PureSOx systems for these two vessels are specially designed to provide compliance also in these waters. The systems have an open-loop configuration, prepared for later conversion to a hybrid configuration.