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Wärtsilä lands scrubber deal with MSC

Finnish Wärtsilä has secured a significant contract for scrubbers and retrofits with a European container shipping company, informs the supplier. According to sources the customer is MSC.

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A major European liner shipping company has placed an order for scrubber systems with Finland's Wärtsilä for a total value of EUR 170 million. The customer is MSC, sources tell ShippingWatch.

With the order, Wärtsilä will install the systems and retrofit the box carrier's container ships.

The order involves open as well as closed loop scrubber systems.

"Our exhaust gas cleaning system will not only help our customers’ vessels run on lower emissions but significantly improves the air quality and emission level in coastal and sea areas in general," says Marcus Ljungkvist, General Manager of Project Sales at Wärtsilä Services in the press release.

Several shipping companies have in recent months announced their preferred solutions to complying with the global sulfur directive, and the scrubbers, which clean sulfur from ships' exhaust, seem to be gaining favor with a growing number of stakeholders.

Most recently, Norwegian tanker ship operator Frontline announced that it has gone a step further and has acquired a stake in scrubber-maker Feen Marine.

English Edit: Daniel Logan Berg-Munch

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