Safe Bulkers Lines Up More Scrubber Retrofits

(Photo: Alfa Laval)

(Photo: Alfa Laval)

In current years, Greek shipowner Safe Bulkers has actually retrofitted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleansing systems on 20 of its mass service providers. The firm has actually simply mounted its 21st PureSOx scrubber, and also 4 even more retrofits are set up via the very first fifty percent of 2023.

Safe Bulkers is broadening the retrofit program for exhaust gas cleansing within its fleet. Having currently retrofitted an open-loop PureSOx system on the MV Pelopidas, the firm will certainly retrofit equal systems on 4 Capesize mass service providers: MV Aghia Sofia, MV Lake Despina, MV Maria and also MV Michalis H. Alfa Laval’s shipments for the vessels, which are each about 180,000 DWT in ability, will certainly prolong from November 2022 to April 2023.

“When we first made the choice to retrofit Alfa Laval PureSOx systems in 2018, we were convinced that it was a good investment,” statedDr Loukas Barmparis, President ofSafe Bulkers “Today’s increased price difference between low-sulphur and high-sulphur fuel shows that we were correct. We are protecting our margins in a time of uncertainty while simultaneously protecting the environment. Through comprehensive sampling of effluent wash water from open-loop scrubber systems, independent laboratories using EPA or ISO methods have shown that there is little or no impact from the wash water concentrations.”

Safe Bulkers has an Alfa Laval Service Agreement in position for its PureSOx systems. Comprising extra components plans, sensing unit exchanges, connection and also even more, the arrangement will certainly currently be increased to cover the added vessels.

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