With new IMO 2020 sulfur emissions regulations coming into effect in January, Yokohama, Japan, based Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. reports that it has received a steady stream of inquiries from customers worldwide for its DIA-SOx exhaust gas scrubber systems.
In response, it has stepped up production and begun shipments of the DIA-SOx C Series and DIA-SOx R Series towers from partner fabricators in China and Taiwan, respectively.
The cylindrical C Series has been jointly developed with Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd., and the rectangular R Series with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS). Both series utilize a multi-stream configuration that can treat exhaust gas from multiple engines simultaneously.
The C Series tower is designed to be fitted on LPG carriers and large oil tankers, while the R Series tower is for ultra-large containerships with capacities of 20,000 TEU(Note) and 14,000 TEU.
The fabricator in China that manufactured the C Series tower has a long track record of supplying high quality, reliable products for MHI Group, and has increased its capacity to be able to respond to clients’ requests for short delivery times and multiple slots. The Taiwanese fabricator that manufactured the R Series tower is a long-standing business partner of MHPS.
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has received more than 50 orders to date for the C and R Series scrubbers. For 18 of the ships concerned, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding is also providing engineering services for installation of the scrubber.