Langh Tech, the Finnish manufacturer and supplier of scrubber solutions, will deliver scrubber systems to two large cruise vessels of the Breakaway Plus class on order at Meyer Werft in Papenburg for Norwegian Cruise Line.
The scrubbers are of hybrid type, enabling unrestricted operation in closed loop mode. The delivery includes scrubber units for all five engines on each ship and treatment plants for the scrubber water.
”The scrubber tower is of our design but will be manufactured at the shipyard. The components for the water treatment plant will be manufactured at our production facility at Piikkiö, Finland, and delivered to the shipyard,” Laura Langh-Lagerlöf, Commercial Director of Langh Tech, said in a statement.
Supplying the cruise industry with environmental technology is a new land winning for Langh Tech. Prior to the order for the NCL vessels Langh Tech delivered water treatment systems for scrubber water for several scrubber retrofits on vessels in the Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises fleets.
”We have seen a positive trend in the demand of such investments for cruise vessels. We have put a lot of effort in entering this sector, as there seems to be a demand for scrubber solutions especially on newbuildings. After all, many cruise vessels operate in ECA and despite low prices on low sulphur MDO and MGO there is still a large price gap to the benefit of HFO,” Laura Langh-Lagerlöf stated.
The Langh Tech scrubbers and water treatment plants are developed within the Langh Group of companies. The company’s hybrid scrubber system has been in continuous use since 2015 on the five cargo vessels in the Langh Ship fleet.
Especially regarding the water treatment Langh Tech has presented a unique solution, which has several patents. ”Our experiences from the systems in operation on the Langh Ship-vessels have exceeded all expectations, we have not had a single day when the scrubbers on any of the vessels would have been out of service. The waste contains virtually no water at all, making it easy to store and transport for processing in land based waste treatment plants” Laura Langh-Lagerlöf said.