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Valmet to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea

Finland-headed energy and forest industry technology major Valmet Oyj has revealed that it will supply exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber system) for seven new container vessels, which will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for the Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine. The scrubber system deliveries will start in 2019.

Valmet will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea that is building seven new container vessels for Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. Founded in 1976, the Korea-based company specialized in the provision of shipping services. The company has over 100 vessels and a container service network with more than 60 sea routes and over 100 ports of call (photo courtesy Hyundai PR Center).

According to a statement, Valmet has a “long track record” in supplying scrubber systems to different vessels types. However, the order the value of which has not been disclosed is Valmet’s first scrubber supply to South Korea.

Valmet has had its own locations in Korea over two decades to ensure best sales, project and life-cycle support for local customers and the deal will further strengthen its position as a scrubber supplier for passenger and cargo vessels.

Being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd, a shipbuilding and offshore contractor engaged in building various vessels, offshore platforms, drilling rigs, FPSO/FPUs, submarines and destroyers, the container vessels are the largest in the world – over 23 000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) each.

The scrubber system delivery will include tailor-made hybrid scrubber systems for main engine and generator engines including auxiliary systems and automation. The exhaust gas is washed with seawater in open loop mode and with recirculated water and alkali in closed loop mode.

All emissions are continuously monitored, and the complete exhaust gas scrubber system is controlled with Valmet’s proven marine automation.

We are proud to provide our technology to the Asian market. Our scrubber system will ensure a sustainable and reliable exhaust gas cleaning for the ships, said Anssi Mäkelä, Senior Manager, Marine Scrubber Systems, Valmet.

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