Following a similar order from DFDS earlier in 2013, a repeat order for PureSOX was placed by Dutch ship owner Spliethoff near the end of the year. The order confirms not only the commercial viability of the exhaust gas cleaning system, but also customer confidence in the system’s performance within Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
SOx Emission Control Areas (SECAs)
Signed in November, the order from Spliethoff comprises PureSOX systems for five Con-Ro vessels. The vessels will be retrofitted between June and December of 2014 reports the company.PureSOX is a hybrid scrubber system, able to operate with either seawater or fresh water. And while the technology is relatively new, it has been demonstrated to reduce sulphur content in vessel exhaust by more than 98%. An order based on real-world experienceSpliethoff, one of the largest ship owners in the Netherlands, has been operating with PureSOX aboard the M/V Plyca. Alfa Laval delivered the system in 2012, and it has been in ... [More]
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Waste heat from auxiliary marine diesel engines had not been considered much worth thinking about in the past, but times change; a significant amount of energy can now be utilised from the auxiliaries to supplement steam requirements during port stays, and also for some vessels during voyage. With high bunker prices and in challenging economic times for the shipping industry as a whole every single saved dollar counts: witness United Arab Shipping’s recent decision to retrofit all forty-eight ships in its fleet with the latest Alfa Laval Aalborg XS-TC7A auxiliary engine waste heat recovery systems.
Container Ship 'Umm Salal': Photo courtesy of United Arab Shipping Company
With its small footprint and the lowest possible weight to output ratio, the Aalborg XS-TC7A economiser optimises the use of waste heat from the auxiliary engine exhaust gases during voyage and port stays. When used in combination with a waste heat recovery system installed after the main engine, the Aalborg XS-... [More]