U.S. based ship operator to fit CROE scrubbers in 35 ships

Written by Nick Blenkey
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CROE exhaust gas scrubber installation

Parsippany, N.J. based CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, reports that it has been awarded a contract for exhaust gas scrubbers by a major U.S. based shipping company that will take the total number of ships in its fleet with CROE scrubbers to over 35.

This latest award follows a year of investigation and evaluation by the client who started with a smaller number of ships several months ago.

All the scrubbing systems will enter commercial operations during 2019 and will be ready for operation when the IMO Global Sulfur Cap goes into full effect worldwide on January 1, 2020.

“We had known this company for several years and over that time we had always looked forward to a day when we could provide our systems to them. Winning this competition was a proud moment for us” said Nick Confuorto, CROE President and COO. “They are an excellent company. We look forward to doing more work with the company as their success continues.”

CROE has leveraged over 60 years of experience in air pollution control to develop scrubbing systems for the maritime industry. Currently CROE systems are installed or in the process of being installed on more than 150 ships.

CR Ocean Engineering’s ship exhaust gas cleaning technology is available in three standard configurations, customizable to a ship’s requirements:

Open-Loop: once through scrubber using seawater

Closed-Loop: a recirculating scrubber using freshwater with caustic

Hybrid: a combination of both designs for maximum flexibility

CROE Scrubbers are in-line and normally replace the silencers. Due to their small size and compact configuration, CROE Systems, are suited for both newbuilds and retrofits. They can be configured as single stream (controlling emissions from a single engine or boiler) or multi-stream (controlling emissions from multiple engines/boilers combined).

CROE has sales, service and manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe to better serve its clients.

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