Green Tech Marine has signed a contract to deliver four scrubbers to Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America in March.  The ship is based in Hawaii and sails within the North American ECA.

The scrubbers will be installed during a dry dock in Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard.

The scrubbers will replace the ships silencers and clean the exhaust of four, 8 MW engines, in total 32 MW, the biggest marine scrubber installation in the world as of today. Thanks to the small size of the scrubbers no valuable space for passengers or crew has to be sacrificed.

The system will be a hybrid system, i.e. the vessel will be able to operate both in open loop as well as in closed loop.

“The contract is another important step towards convincing ship owners that exhaust gas cleaning systems is a feasible and less expensive alternative to running on low sulfur fuel,” said Peter Strandberg, President and CEO of Green Tech Marine.

There are also other benefits with scrubber`s contra Marine Gas Oil. Reduced PM emission, soot and other particles contributing to global warming.