Dutch company Visser Shipping has signed a contract with Value Maritime to outfit its three 9.0 MW containerships with hybrid-ready scrubber systems.
The contract also includes an option for a fourth scrubber.
The open-loop scrubbers will be installed on Visser Shipping’s vessels between October and December 2019 in order because of preparation to IMO 2020, which comes into force on January 1, 2020.
Visser Shipping currently has a fleet of five feeder container vessels providing transport throughout Northwest Europe.
“The decision to install the new type of scrubbers from Value Maritime fits well into our philosophy. It ensures cost efficiency in the long term for our clients and also helps conserve the environment,” Visser Shipping said.
“We have been investigating scrubbers from their beginning and found the retrofit to complex and too expensive, with the scrubbers from Value Maritime installation is more simple and costs are more in line with the size of our ships,” the company added.