Cosco and Mitsubishi to collaborate on scrubber project

Cosco and Mitsubishi to collaborate on scrubber project

Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Dalian (Cosco Dalian), a subsidiary yard of China Cosco Shipping, has entered into an agreement with Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to collaborate in a scrubber demonstration test project onto a large vessel owned by Cosco Shipping.

According to MHI, its new product SO x Scrubber can be accommodated in limited installation space onboard and reduce sulfur dioxide in the exhaust gas of 3.5%-sulfur-content fuels to that of 0.1%-sulfur-content fuels, conforming with the 2020 IMO regulations on sulfur emissions.

Going forward, MHI and Cosco Dalian will also proceed in discussions with regards to the manufacturing and sales collaborations related to the rectangular scrubbers.

As the new IMO regulations on sulfur emissions will come into effect in January 2020, there have been debates in the shipping sector on whether scrubbers should be used to meet the new regulations.

In May, shipping consultancy firm Drewry dismissed scrubbers as a “messy answer” in shipping’s ongoing search to reduce emissions.

Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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