Full retrofit of the vessel with a Dual SeaSOxfiltration system includes cleaning of the exhaust from three additional main and two auxiliary engines, covering a total propulsion load of more than40MW. This project represents a new milestone in terms of exhaust gas cleaning without requiring any wash water.
ANDRITZ is responsible for the overall engineering and supply of the main equipment, including the manufacture of filter chambers, the pneumatic conveying equipment for the sodium based sorbent and by-products, the field instrumentation, and the integrated automation system.
La Méridionale has chosen the ANDRITZ technology because of its excellent environmental performance. Besides the removal of sulfur oxides and particulates of all sizes (PM10, PM2.5, PM1), the system requires just 1/10 of the power consumption when compared to a closed-loop scrubber system, it works without water recirculation and discharge, and the by-products can even be recycled.