Yara in the media

September 26, 2016

Scrubber article from Nafsgreen

Yara Delivered Inline SOx Scrubber System

Yara Marine Technologies has successfully delivered, commissioned and certified a multi engine inlet, inline SOx scrubber system for

two of Hyundai Heavy Industries operating LPG vessels, Yara Kara and Yara Nauma.
The unique Yara multi inlet scrubber system built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea, has already received the IAPP and MEG G certificate from DNV-GL and the exhaust gas cleaning company has also filed for a patent on the new technology. 


The two already operating vessels are equipped with two scrubbers serving the three diesel generator engines (1.32MW*900rpm each) and a Main Engine (ME) 7.62(MW*115rpm), where one scrubber is connected to the ME and the last scrubber is connected to the three auxiliary engine exhaust system, – successfully cleaning Sulphur Oxide down to the strictest IMO 0,1% ECA requirement. 


According to Yara Chief Marketing Officer, Mr Kai Latun, no other exhaust gas cleaning company has this technology certified from DNV-GL and working on operating ships today.   “Yara Marine is the first exhaust gas cleaning company to get DNV-GL certification on the multi inlet, inline scrubber system, and we are also the only company to have completed successful commissioning of two ships that are now already in operation”, Mr Latun explains. 


 “Naturally we are extremely pleased with this important product development the company has made as space requirements are of huge concerns to all ship-owners, and by successfully connecting 3 engines to one inline scrubber system much needed space is cleared and can be put to use in more efficient ways”, Mr Latun concludes.  


In addition to the unique multi inlet scrubber system, Yara Kara and Yara Nauma are also testaments to Yara’s unique position in the marine exhaust gas cleaning market as a complete abatement specialist, demonstrating on these operating ships their capabilities to also successfully run a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation as the first company in the world. 
Later in the autumn a third sister vessel will also be completed with the same technical specifications.

September 13, 2016

Scrubber article from Passenger Ship Technology

Norwegian  Jewel completes hybrid scrubber system retrofi

Norwegian Cruise Line today reported successful completion of the retrofitting of a new exhaust gas scrubber system on Norwegian Jewel, aimed at significantly reducing air emissions and the ship's environmental footprint.

Norwegian says it is the first cruise line to retrofit a vessel while it is in service with a hybrid exhaust gas scrubber system.

Norwegian Jewel's new lightweight in-line scrubbers are a hybrid technology developed by Oslo, Norway, headquartered Yara Marine Technologies that are able to operate in dry mode, open loop and closed loop.

Five scrubbers were installed, one per engine, covering the whole propulsion system. Collectively, they are capable of reducing the emission of sulfur to air up to 99 percent and also reduce 85 percent particulate emission, pollutants, to the air.

Norwegian Jewel's new technology will reduce the equivalent of approximately 1,500 tons of sulfur oxide (SOx) gas in the years to come as a result of this new technology.

A two year project, Norwegian Jewel's retrofitting began in spring 2014 and featured more than 100,000 man hours between numerous partner organizations to be completed.

"Norwegian is firmly dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in environmental protection practices, as well as leading the industry in seeking out technology that makes our ships not only an enjoyable vacation experience, but also ensures that we continuously protect the environment that our guests love to explore" said Robin Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

Norwegian is the first cruise line to install scrubbers with a state-of-the-art water membranes filtration unit. This sophisticated water cleaning system uses ultrafiltration technology to clean the recirculated water during the closed loop operation down to clear water. The by-product is collected and removed in drums.

Norwegian's Safety and Environmental Protection Policy establishes several objectives relating to the environment, which include reducing the impact of its operations on the environment, disposing garbage and waste materials in accordance with national and international rules and regulations, recycling and re-using materials and establishing specific objectives and targets for continual improvement of environmental management programs.

Norwegian currently has three of ships outfitted with gas scrubber technology, with Norwegian Jewel joining Norwegian Escape and Pride of America.

Norwegian Cruise Line says it is on track to meet its MARPOL Annex VI compliance goal of reducing its global sulfur cap from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent by 2020.

Norwegian Jewel's sister ships, Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem, will complete their scrubber commissioning within the coming weeks with Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Sun scheduled for retrofitting in the first and second quarter of 2017, respectively.

September 12, 2016

Yara Marine at SMM 2016


Last week, for the 27th year running, the world’s biggest and most influential shipping exhibition, SMM was held in Hamburg, Germany.

With important changes ahead for the shipping industry, the 2016 event was putting focus on alternative propulsion technologies and protection of the marine environment.

Yara Marine Technologies’ stand at SMM 2016

Attracting more than 2200 exhibitors from 66 countries and more than 50.000 visitors from all over the world, the SMM is the leading exhibition for anybody working with or in the shipping industry, addressing a range of issues and concerns for the entire marine sector.

As a total abatement specialist, Yara Marine was represented by NOx sales from the German offices as well as sales and product development from the Swedish and Norwegian SOx portfolio representatives.

Managing Director, Herbert Romich, and Sales Engineer Laura Federlein from Yara Environmental, showcasing Yara’s SCR portfolio at Yara Marine and Yara Environmental’s joint SMM stand.


September 08, 2016

Scrubber article from Passenger Ship Technology

Yara’s new mini scrubber installed on NCL ships

Yara Marine Technologies has unveiled three major developments at SMM: it has launched the Mini Tower inline scrubber, a multi-inlet inline scrubber and in a world-first has publicly announced its ability to install a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation on the same engine in an LPG vessel.

The Mini Tower inline scrubber is much smaller than previous scrubbers – Yara chief sales and marketing officer Kai Latun said it was approximately 20 per cent smaller. These mini scrubbers have been installed on four of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) vessels; Jewel, Pearl, Jade and Jem.

Yara’s new multi-inlet inline SOx scrubber system can deal with multiple engines. “To connect several engines of various speeds into one scrubber is quite a challenge, especially with an inline scrubber, as the whole idea is to stay away from moving parts and keep it simple,” said Mr Latun.

Yara’s installations of the multi-inlet scrubber – which has received the IAPP and MEG G certificate from DNV-GL‒ covers three engines in two of Hyundai Heavy Industries operating LPG vessels, Yara Kara and Yara Nauma.

“One scrubber has been used rather than three, and this one scrubber is a Mini Tower. Therefore the space requirements compared to what has been seen in the industry are considerably less, with a 67 per cent reduction [by only using once scrubber] and 20 per cent [from the Mini Tower] on top of this, which is a major development in my eyes,” said Mr Latun.

Finally Yara has publicly announced its ability to install a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation on the same engine – the first time that NOx and SOx emissions solutions have been installed together on the same engine on a commercial transport vessel. Yara installed its solutions on two LPG vessels, with a third equipped with both NOx and SOx solutions also due to be delivered.

September 07, 2016

Scrubber article from Marine Propulsion

Yara’s new mini scrubber installed

Yara Marine Technologies has unveiled three major developments at SMM: it has launched the Mini Tower inline scrubber, a multi-inlet inline scrubber and in a world-first has publicly announced its ability to install a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation on the same engine in an LPG vessel.

The Mini Tower inline scrubber is much smaller than previous scrubbers – Yara chief sales and marketing officer Kai Latun said it was approximately 20 per cent smaller. These mini scrubbers have been installed on four of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) vessels; Jewel, Pearl, Jade and Jem.

Yara’s new multi-inlet inline SOx scrubber system can deal with multiple engines. “To connect several engines of various speeds into one scrubber is quite a challenge, especially with an inline scrubber, as the whole idea is to stay away from moving parts and keep it simple,” said Mr Latun.

Yara’s installations of the multi-inlet scrubber – which has received the IAPP and MEG G certificate from DNV-GL‒ covers three engines in two of Hyundai Heavy Industries operating LPG vessels, Yara Kara and Yara Nauma.

“One scrubber has been used rather than three, and this one scrubber is a Mini Tower. Therefore the space requirements compared to what has been seen in the industry are considerably less, with a 67 per cent reduction [by only using once scrubber] and 20 per cent [from the Mini Tower] on top of this, which is a major development in my eyes,” said Mr Latun.

Finally Yara has publicly announced its ability to install a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation on the same engine – the first time that NOx and SOx emissions solutions have been installed together on the same engine on a commercial transport vessel. Yara installed its solutions on two LPG vessels, with a third equipped with both NOx and SOx solutions also due to be delivered.

September 07, 2016

Scrubber article from The Maritime Executive

Yara Marine Successfully Delivered Multi Engine Inlet, Inline Scrubber System

   

As the first exhaust gas cleaning company in the world, Yara Marine Technologies has successfully delivered, commissioned and certified a multi engine inlet, inline SOx scrubber system for two of Hyundai Heavy Industries operating LPG vessels,Yara Kara  and Yara Nauma.

The unique Yara multi inlet scrubber system built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea, has already received the IAPP and MEG G certificate from DNV-GL and the exhaust gas cleaning company has also filed for a patent on the new technology.

The two already operating vessels are equipped with two scrubbers serving the three diesel generator engines (1.32MW*900rpm each) and a Main Engine (ME) 7.62(MW*115rpm), where one scrubber is connected to the ME and the last scrubber is connected to the three auxiliary engine exhaust system, – successfully cleaning Sulphur Oxide down to the strictest IMO 0,1% ECA requirement.

According to Yara Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Kai Latun, no other exhaust gas cleaning company has this technology certified from DNV-GL and working on operating ships today. “Yara Marine is the first exhaust gas cleaning company to get DNV-GL certification on the multi inlet, inline scrubber system, and we are also the only company to have completed successful commissioning of two ships that are now already in operation”, Mr. Latun explains.

 “Naturally we are extremely pleased with this important product development the company has made as space requirements are of huge concerns to all ship-owners, and by successfully connecting 3 engines to one inline scrubber system much needed space is cleared and can be put to use in more efficient ways”, Mr. Latun concludes.

In addition to the unique multi inlet scrubber system, Yara Kara  and Yara Nauma are also testaments to Yara’s unique position in the marine exhaust gas cleaning market as a complete abatement specialist, demonstrating on these operating ships their capabilities to also successfully run a dual SOx and NOx cleaning operation as the first company in the world.

Later in the autumn a third sister vessel will also be completed with the same technical specifications.