Wärtsilä has received a number of new orders for its exhaust gas cleaning systems.
In March 2014, Solvang ASA of Norway confirmed the option for Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber Systems to be installed aboard another of its LGC (Large Gas Carrier) vessels. This confirmation follows the order that the company placed in late December 2013 for two such vessels. The company has already taken delivery of Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber Systems, which have been installed aboard the VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) vessels, the 'Clipper Quito' and 'Clipper Posh'. One such order was announced in January 2012.The Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea is delivering all of these new Solvang vessels.
In addition to these new build projects Wärtsilä has also in March 2014 signed a contract with Solvang to retrofit its Open Loop Scrubber System onboard the LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) tanker "Clipper Harald". This installation is scheduled to be delivered in summer 2014. This now brings the total number of Solvang vessels to order Wärtsilä scrubber systems to six.
Wärtsilä will also supply its Hybrid Scrubber Systems for four new Post-Panamax car carriers currently being built for Wilhelmsen Lines Shipowning Malta (WLSM), a subsidiary of Oslo-based Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA. The contracts were signed in the third quarter of 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014. These vessels will be delivered from the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) yard in South Korea. HSHI is a subsidiary of HHI.
Two further Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber Systems are to be delivered aboard a new VLGC being built at the HHI yard for Dorian-LPG Ltd of Greece. This contract was also signed in the third quarter of 2013.