Royal Wagenborg has ordered Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two of its RORO carriers, the ‘Balticborg’ and ‘Bothniaborg’. These will be Wärtsilä’s first deliveries of its scrubber systems to Royal Wagenborg.
By installing Wärtsilä scrubber systems, the vessels will comply with the regulations covering emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) while using conventional residual marine fuel (HFO). The Balticborg and Bothniaborg are employed on a long term freight contract with Smurfit Kappa for the weekly shipment of paper products between Haraholmen, Bremen, Sheerness and Terneuzen. These operating routes are located in the Baltic and North Seas’ Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA). The retrofitting of these systems took place in the autumn of this year at the shipyard Royal Niestern Sander.
“Wärtsilä’s experience in scrubber systems for marine applications is unmatched and our reference list is extensive. We have worked closely with Royal Wagenborg for many years, and have clearly demonstrated our capability to deliver a reliable technical solution that will enable these vessels to comply with the most stringent environmental legislation,” says Juha Kytölä, Vice President, Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä Ship Power.
The ‘Balticborg’ and ‘Bothniaborg’ are both powered by Wärtsilä 46 main engines. The vessels have 1A Ice Class classification and are designed to operate in temperatures of as low as minus 25°C. The ability to operate in these extreme conditions was also included in the specifications for the scrubber systems.