Customization of the system was required in order to meet the ships’ restricted space availability, noted Wärtsilä.
‘Obviously not all installations are the same and there is no single system that fits all applications. Having the flexibility to adjust the design to meet the customer’s specific needs is an important value-adding feature of our offering,’ says Sigurd Jenssen, Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä Marine.
‘We previously worked with Wärtsilä and are familiar with the quality and reliability of the group’s solutions,’ said Giovanni Canu, VP, Special Projects and Operational Support at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
‘We were confident, therefore, that the team there could design and engineer a sulphur emissions abatement system that could be successfully integrated into our two vessels. The VSOx scrubbers are the right choice for this project, being both efficient and the right technical solution.’
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2020. For the past seven years, Wärtsilä has had an engine maintenance agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line, and its four newbuilds, currently under construction, will be fitted with Wärtsilä engines and scrubber systems.