Glasgow Ship Manager Awards Multi-Scrubber Contract to CR Ocean Engineering

CR Ocean Engineering and SongaShipimanagementSonga Shipmanagement Ltd., part of the Oslo-based BLYSTAD Group, will retrofit CR Ocean Engineering Marine Scrubbers on 14 vessels in its fleet with an option for 5 more.

New Jersey, April 15th, 2018. After evaluation of available options,Glasgow based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. selected CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, as the supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (Scrubbers) for its oil/chemical tankers and Heavy lift vessels.

The contract also includes an option to add scrubbers to additional vessels.

The Scrubbing Systems will enter commercial operations commencing in the late summer 2018 and go on throughout the beginning of 2020.

In addition to the existing 0.1%Sulfur fuel Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in Europe and North America, starting January 1, 2020, the rest of the world will need to reduce the sulfur fuel emissions (and associated emissions from their marine engines and boilers) to 0.5% S from the current 3.5%.  As with the 0.1% S ECAs, the GLOBAL 0.5%ECA will present shipping companies to with the choice of using the more expensive lower sulfur fuel or use alternate technologies such as scrubbing systems.

Allied Shipbroking called Marine Scrubbing technology, the “fastest and cheapest”way to reduce harmful diesel fuel emissions to meet the stringent International Maritime Association (IMO) compliance requirements for the shipping industry scheduled to go into effect in 2020.

CROEleveraged over 60 years of experience in air pollution controls to develop scrubbing systems for the maritime industry.  Their scrubbing systems are available into three basic designs, Open Loop,Closed Loop,andHybrid.

These can be single stream(controlling emissions from a single engine or boiler) or multi-stream(controlling emissions from multiple engines/boilers combined) configuration.

Due to the small size and compact configuration of the CROEsystem they can be installed in new builds or retrofitted to existing vessels.

“We are proud to be working with Songa, said Nick Confuorto, CROEpresident and COO. “They have proven to be an excellent company to work with and it’s an honor for us to help them face this major emissions challenge”.

According to Songa Shipmanagement Ltd.Managing Director, Mr. Kenneth MacLeod, “We meet our corporate responsibility knowing that a cleaner environment is good for the planet. And that’s everyone’s business.”

CROEis a family owned business with roots dating back 100 years. With headquarters New Jersey, U.S.A., CROEhas sales, service and manufacturing located around the globe to better serve its clients.

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Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. with over 20 years’ experience of technical management for the shipowner, currently has a fleet of 32 vessels including Tankers, Bulkers and Semi-submersible vessels trading worldwide.

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