Algoma Central Corporation has chosen Wärtsilä to supply complete propulsion systems with integrated fresh water scrubbers for six Great Lake vessels with an option for two more. The propulsion system lowers operating costs while reducing the vessels’ environmental footprint by allowing the owners to use high sulphur fuels in Emission Control Areas.
The integrated scrubber order is the last one of a series of Wärtsilä supply contracts awarded for these vessels. In addition to the unique integrated scrubber system, the complete solution provided by Wärtsilä includes engineering support, highly fuel-efficient engines, propulsion machinery and a bilge water system.
Wärtsilä combined all the elements of the complete tailor-made solution for Algoma to optimise operational costs and enable a significantly reduced environmental footprint.