Huge scrubber contract intake at Alfa Laval and Wärtsila

Swedish Alfa Laval and Finnish Wärtsila are the major players of the scrubber market. During the past months the order intake has increased. A giant market is opening.

When shipowners have to choose between using fuels with lower sulphur content or clean their exhaust gasses with scrubbers in order to limit ships’ sulphur emission, they often choose scrubber systems from either Alfa Laval or Wärtsila. According to the two suppliers, the market for scrubbers has grown much as the rules for navigation in the Baltic Sea have been tightened, Bloomberg reports.

During the last couple of weeks, Wärtsila has received orders for 20 scrubbers which means that Wärtsila has now sold 55 scrubber systems. Furthermore, Alfa Laval announces that the company expects to receive a high number of new orders during the first half of 2013 after the selling of its first scrubber system in December.

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