Stena Line selects Wärtsilä exhaust scrubber systems for ferries

The scrubbers will be installed on the Stena Transit and Stena Transporter ferries operating between Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the UK.

With the Wärtsilä scrubber systems, the ferries will comply with regulations covering emissions of sulphur oxides while using conventional residual marine fuel. The operating routes of the two ferries are within the North Sea’s Sulphur Emission Control Area. Under the contract Wärtsilä will also supply engineering support, technical advisor services and commissioning of the systems.

The order was placed with Wärtsilä in December 2014 and the retrofitting is scheduled to take place in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016.