Florida Shipping Company Hires CR Ocean Engineering for Scrubber Upgrade


Florida-based shipping company World Direct Shipping has selected marine emissions technology manufacturer CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) as the preferred washing system supplier for its Queen B III container ship.

According to CROE, this is the company’s third project for World Direct Shipping. Previous projects included the supply of scrubbers for the shipping company’s Queen B and Queen B II vessels.

By installing scrubbers on its vessel, World Direct Shipping aims to continue to use heavy fuel oil (HFO) as a known and reliable fuel while complying with IMO/MARPOL regulations and preserving the environment.

It is estimated that CROE’s multi-stream scrubber will remove approximately five tonnes of SO2 emissions per day from the combined exhaust of the main engine and the three auxiliary engines.

In addition to reducing SO2 emissions, several studies have now shown that scrubbers also reduce larger airborne particles and, in conjunction with HFO, have a significantly lower carbon footprint than when using low sulfur fuels such as ultra low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) and marine gas oil (MGO), said CR Ocean Engineering.

According to the manufacturer, the Queen B III will be installed with an open-loop scrubber that can later be changed to closed-loop or hybrid.

It will also be designed to have a “bottom entry” configuration and will be installed on the outside of the existing funnel, allowing for maximum pre-assembly and faster installation.

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