STI orders more scrubbers

Jul 12 2019

Scorpio Tankers (STI) has ordered a further 14 Pacific Green Technologies patented ENVI-Marine emission control systems (scrubbers) for vessels it owns or manages in 2020, for a total cost of $20.3 mill.

The order is in addition to the 52 systems already ordered by STI, announced last December. The scrubbers that are being fitted are a 'hybrid ready' design, which allows them to be upgraded to a 'closed loop' configuration at a future date.


Pacific Green Technologies Executive Director, Scott Poulter, said:"This is a further vote of confidence in Pacific Green's Technologies and our ability to build and marine scrubbers on time and on budget. Scorpio Tankers has invested in the latest generation of fuel-efficient vessels and the hybrid-ready ENVI-Marine system will give the company the return-on-investment and flexibility it needs to face the complexities of IMO 2020."


Pacific Green Technologies claimed that it had the scale and manufacturing ability to deliver large orders thanks to its partnership with PowerChina SPEM. PowerChina is one of the world's largest engineering procurement construction companies with 2018 revenues of $59.93 bill.


"We are one of the few marine scrubbing companies with the scale to fulfil major orders. We now have an order book in excess of $200 mill and the technical know-how, the people and the facilities to manufacture our Systems on a large scale," Poulter added.


The ENVI-Marine™ system is a new generation of scrubbing technology with no moving parts. Using a patented TurboHead™ process, flue gases are quenched and cleaned by frothing through pure seawater and then discharged as harmless salts.


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