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Wärtsilä has been selected to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry, owned by Weidong Ferry. The vessel is being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two 13 MW Open Loop V-SOx Scrubbers specifically optimised for the new vessel. »Exhaust gas cleaning is something that ship owners and operators around the world are having to take very seriously, since the IMO’s global cap on the sulphur content in marine fuel comes into effect in 2020, which is really rather soon«, says Sigurd Jenssen, Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The 31,000 GT RoPax ferry will be operated by Weidong Ferry and will sail between Korea and China. The delivery of the equipment is scheduled for July of this year.