Wärtsilä will supply four exhaust gas cleaning systems to retrofit the Ro-pax ferry SuperSpeed 2 for the Norwegian cruise and ferry operator, Color Line.
The installation is expected to be carried out during docking of the vessel in spring 2014. The four separate Wärtsilä open loop scrubber systems will ensure the ship’s full compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) MARPOL Annex VI regulations, and with EU Directive 2055/33/EC. Furthermore, Color Line has the intention to install the Wärtsilä system on three additional vessels. By significantly reducing the emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulates from the engines’ exhaust, the SuperSpeed 2 will be able to operate without restrictions in designated Emission Control Areas (ECAs).
“We take environmental issues seriously. Since 2009, all Color Line ships have maintained an environmental balance sheet that details emissions to air, and discharges to water and harbours. We believe that the Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning systems will significantly enhance our efforts in striving for sustainable operations,”
Jan-Helge Pile, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations in Color Line.
SuperSpeed 2, Ro-Pax ferry, 2008
- 4 x Wärtsilä 9L46 Engines
- 4 x Wärtsilä 6L32 Auxiliary Engines
- Wärtsilä Open Loop Scrubber