Cruise operator Genting Hong Kong has joined the latest shopping spree for exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS).
Namely, the company decided to get three of its ships fitted with scrubber systems as is paying Estonia-based LTH-Baas EUR 69.1 million (USD 79.4 million) for the retrofits.
Under the agreement, which was signed in late September 2018, LTH-Baas will provide full turnkey integration of the scrubbers for the respective vessels, with the integration service expected to be completed by 2020.
Furthermore, the cruise major signed a separate EUR 7.7 million agreement with UMOS, under which the company will provide various support services for the installation of scrubbers.
Genting Hong Kong opted for scrubbers in order to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s upcoming requirement relating to reduction of sulphur oxides emissions, set to become effective from January 1, 2020.