Finnish shipping company Finnlines Plc, part of the Grimaldi Group, has entered into a repeat order with Wärtsilä to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for three Finnlines vessels.
This is a repeat order as in 2014 Finnlines placed a similar contract to have six of its ships fitted with Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning systems. The newly ordered equipment is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.
The system selected for the three vessels is Wärtsilä’s Hybrid in-line scrubber system.
According to Finnlines, this system configuration provides the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop modes. Furthermore, the compact in-line version provides an efficient space and weight saving solution.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) stringent sulphur oxide emissions regulations came into effect from the beginning of 2015.