PureSOx

Satisfied customers in SOx compliance

Alfa Laval PureSOx has been at sea since 2009, providing reliable compliance with SOx emission limits. Over 100 PureSOx systems have been installed to date, and every one of them is in compliant operation today. Among the satisfied PureSOx customers are many who have returned to Alfa Laval for additional PureSOx systems.

 

Customer case – PureSOx and life on board

Dutch ship owner Spliethoff was among the first to install PureSOx. Today the company has 18 PureSOx systems, plus considerable insight when it comes to working with them. “The reliability has been very high,” says Technical Support Engineer Roland Hoogeveen.

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Selected PureSOx references

PureSOx has an extensive reference list. It includes a broad range of vessel types, some of the world’s largest SOx scrubber installations and repeat orders from satisfied major customers. If you would like to view the full reference list, please contact us

RoRo & ConRo
Cruise
Tankers & Bulkers
Container & General Cargo

 

RORO & CONRO

Finnlinnes MS Finnmerchant image

Finnlines MS Finnmerchant

Finnlines has opened a new route between Hanke and Rostock, on which the Finnish-flagged RoRo vessel MS Finnmerchant is deployed. For this vessel, sailing in the Baltic, PureSOx was the best way to meet ECA requirements. The MS Finnmerchant is the 10th vessel within the Grimaldi Group to be equipped with PureSOx.

  • Type: RoRo
  • Length: 123 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 5.7 m
  • DWT: 13,274 t
  • Engines: 2x MAK 4-stroke 9M43 (8.1 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.5 x 10.7 x 6.6 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, open-loop (118,700 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2015

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ACL ConRo G4 (newbuild)

At Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding the five largest ConRo vessels in the world are being built for Atlantic Container Line. They will be bigger, faster, greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Scrubber technology fits neatly with this ambition, so PureSOx will be installed on all five vessels.

  • Type: ConRo
  • Names: Atlantic Star, Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, Atlantic Sun
  • Length: 296 m
  • Width: 32 m
  • Draught: 10.25 m
  • DWT: 57,304 t
  • Engines: Wärtsilä 2-stroke 8RT-flex68-D
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.9 x 11.5 x 7.0 m
  • Scrubber type: Single-inlet, hybrid (151,000 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015 at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding

Finnlines Finnmill & Finnpulp image

Finnlines Finnmill & Finnpulp

The Finnmill and Finnpulp are RoRo vessels offering services in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The vessels have been fitted with multiple-inlet, open-loop PureSOx systems sized for operation in low-alkalinity Baltic waters, but whose design is prepared for later conversion into hybrid systems.

  • Type: RoRo
  • Names: Finnmill, Finnpulp
  • Length: 186 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 6.4 m
  • DWT: 11,200 t
  • Engines: 2 x MAN 9L48 (9.45 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.2 x 10.3 x 7.5 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, open-loop (135,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2014 at BLRT, Finland

Finnlines Finnkraft & Finnhawk image

Finnlines Finnkraft & Finnhawk

The Finnhawk and Finnkraft are RoRo vessels offering services in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The vessels are being installed with single-inlet, open-loop PureSOx systems sized for operation in low-alkalinity Baltic waters, but whose design is prepared for later conversion into hybrid systems.

  • Type: RoRo
  • Names: Finnkraft, Finnhawk
  • Length: 162 m
  • Width: 21 m
  • Draught: 6.6 m
  • DWT: 8700 t
  • Engines: MAN 12V48 (12.6 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.5 x 9.7 x 6.1 m
  • Scrubber type: Single-inlet, open-loop (93,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2014 at BLRT, Estonia

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DFDS Optima Seaways

The Optima Seaways is a RoPAX vessel serving the route between Karlshamn, Sweden and Klaipeda, Lithuania. Capable of speeds up to 21.5 knots, it has 328 berths, 2240 lane metres and capacity for 135 cars.

  • Type: RoPAX
  • Length: 186 m
  • Width: 25 m
  • Draught: 6.5 m
  • DWT: 7500 t
  • Engines: 2 x MAN L48/60 (9.45 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.4 x 10.6 x 7.5 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (135,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2014 at Remontowa, Poland

DFDS RoPax vessels (3) image

DFDS RoPax vessels (3)

The Victoria Seaways is a RoPAX vessel with 2490 lane metres and accommodation for 600 passengers. Capable of speeds up to 23 knots, it was equipped with PureSOx in 2014. This was the first time Alfa Laval provided a PureSOx system to a vessel classed by RINA. In 2015 the Regina Seaways and Athena Seaways will be equipped identical PureSOx systems.

  • Type: RoPAX
  • Length: 199 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 6.4 m
  • DWT: 8400 t
  • Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 12V46C (12 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.7 x 10.9 x 7.8 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (155,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2014 and 2015 at Remontowa, Poland

DFDS RoRo vessels (3) image

DFDS RoRo vessels (3)

Based on experience from the Ficaria Seaways, DFDS decided to retrofit the not only its sister vessels with PureSOx, but also three RoRo vessels with two PureSOx systems each.

  • Type: RoRo
  • Names: Selandia, Suecia, Britannia Seaways
  • Length: 197.5 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 7.5 m
  • DWT: 11,089 t
  • Engines: 2 GMT-Sulzer 4-stroke 9ZAL50S (21.6 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.1 x 7.4 x 5.4 m each
  • Scrubber type: 2x single-inlet, hybrid (120,600 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2014 at Remontowa, Poland

Spliethoff Plyca and 5 sister vessels image

Spliethoff Plyca and 5 sister vessels

The Plyca was the second vessel to install PureSOx. Its scrubber installation is the largest in the world, serving two main and two auxiliary engines with a total of 28 MW. After extensive testing of the scrubber, Spliethoff placed an order to equip five sister vessels with a similar system before 1 January 2015.

  • Type: ConRo
  • Names: Plyca, Timca, Genca, Kraftca, Trica, Pulpca
  • Length: 205 m
  • Width: 25.5 m
  • Draught: 7.2 m
  • DWT: 17,700 t
  • Engines: 2 x Wärtsilä 12V46 (four-stroke, 12.6 MW each), 2 x Wärtsilä 8L20 (1.25 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.2 x 10.3 x 8.5 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (132,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2012 (sister vessels 2014)

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DFDS Ficaria Seaways and 5 sister vessels image

DFDS Ficaria Seaways and 5 sister vessels

The Ficaria Seaways is a RoRo vessel with 4650 lane metres on four decks, serving the route between Gothenburg, Sweden and Immingham, UK. In 2009, it was rebuilt to accommodate more cargo and to receive the first PureSOx pilot system. The vessel has since clocked thousands of hours of ECA-compliant operation.

  • Type: RoRo
  • Names: Ficaria, Petunia, Magnolia, Primula, Begonia and Freesia Seaways
  • Length: 230 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 7.4 m
  • DWT: 15,990 t
  • Engines: MAN 9L60 (two-stroke, 21 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.6 x 10.5 x 8.2 m
  • Scrubber type: Single-inlet, hybrid (192,000 kg/h)
  • Installation: 2009 – 2014 at Remontowa, Poland

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CRUISE

RCL Adventure of the Seas image

RCL Adventure of the Seas

Due to limited space and complex stability issues, RCL was open to finding an alternative solution. The Adventure of the Seas will be the first vessel to install an inline version of PureSOx, which has been under development at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.

  • Type: Cruise
  • Length: 311 m
  • Width: 39 m
  • Draught: 8.6 m
  • DWT: 11,033 t
  • Engines: Wärtsilä 4-stroke 12V46 (12.6 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x L): 2.5 x 16.8 m
  • Scrubber type: Inline, hybrid (87,120 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015

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RCL Freedom Class

The routes of these three cruise vessels take them into US coastal waters, so the vessels will be subject to US VGP legislation, which sets discharge criteria that are even stricter than those of IMO. PureSOx is the perfect solution to meet these criteria.

  • Type: Cruise
  • Names: Liberty of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas
  • Length: 339 m
  • Width: 39 m
  • Draught: 8.7 m
  • DWT: 10,600 t
  • Engines: 3x Wärtsila 4-stroke 12V46 (12.6 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 4.2 x 11.2 x 7.9 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (261,360 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015

VOC Viking Star and sister vessels image

VOC Viking Star and sister vessels

In consortium with MAN Diesel & Turbo, Alfa Laval presented a closed-loop PureSOx solution for two 14-deck, 930-passenger luxury vessels built by Fincantieri for Viking Ocean Cruises. The solution places two closed-loop systems on each vessel, each serving two engines totalling around 12 MW. This sizes the scrubbers in a way that preserves the looks of the funnel.

  • Type: Cruise
  • Names: Viking Star and sisters
  • Length: 227.2 m
  • Width: 28.8 m
  • Draught: 6.3 m
  • DWT: 3600 t
  • Engines: 2x MAN 12V32/44CR (6.7 MW each), 2 x MAN 9L32/44CR (5 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.2 x 8.6 x 6.0 m
  • Scrubber type: 2 x multiple-inlet, closed-loop (81,000 kg/h each)
  • Installation: 2014-2015 at Fincantieri

TANKERS & BULKERS

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Mibau Bulkers

Pella Sietas, the oldest yard in Germany, has been contracted by HJH Shipmanagement to for installation of PureSOx systems aboard their self-unloaders Beltnes, Fitnes, Bulknes and Sandnes. The installations will be made over the course of 2015.

  • Type: Bulker
  • Names: MS Beltnes, Fitnes, Bulknes, Sandnes
  • Length: 176 m
  • Width: 26 m
  • Draught: 10.8 m
  • DWT: 33,174 t
  • Engines: MaK 4-stroke 8M43 (7.3 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 2.6 x 8.3 x 5.0 m
  • Scrubber type: Single-inlet, hybrid (54.500 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015 at Pella Sietas

Newbuild LPG Carriers EXMAR image

Newbuild LPG Carriers EXMAR

PureSOx systems are being installed by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction aboard two LPG carriers for Belgian owner/operator EXMAR. Because these vessels are newbuilds, the installations have placed Alfa Laval’s planning, documentation and delivery capabilities in the spotlight.

  • Type: LPG carrier
  • Names: P101 Knokke, P102 Kontich
  • Length: 171 m
  • Width: 29 m
  • Engines: Doosan MDT 2-stroke 6S50ME-B 9.3 (8.5 MW), 3x AE Doosan MAN B&W 8L23/30H Mk2 (1.4 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.5 x 9.8 x 7.3 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (64.200 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015 at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction, Philippines

CONTAINER & GENERAL CARGO

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Horizon Lines D7 Class

Hybrid operation is essential as Horizon Lines will operate in US waters where the Vessel General Permit (VGP) legislation applies. Within a zone of three nautical miles off the US coast, where Horizon Lines will operate, the US VGP legislation sets criteria that are even tougher than those of IMO.

  • Type: Container vessel
  • Names: Horizon Tacoma, Horizon Kodiak
  • Length: 216 m
  • Width: 23.8 m
  • Draught: 10.1 m
  • DWT: 21,291 t
  • Engines: Mitsui 2-stroke 7L70MC (16,82 MW), 2x AE Wärtsilä 6R32D (2.105 MW each)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.6 x 11.2 x 7.1 m
  • Scrubber type: Multiple-inlet, hybrid (171,360 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015

Wegener Containerships VI, VIII image

Wegener Containerships VI, VIII

Containerships VI and VIII, owned by Wegener and chartered by Containerships, will sail in low-alkalinity waters. The PureSOx systems for these two vessels are specially designed to provide compliance also in these waters. The systems have an open-loop configuration, prepared for later conversion to a hybrid configuration.

  • Type: Container vessel
  • Names: Containerships VI, Containerships VIII
  • Length: 155 m
  • Width: 22 m
  • Draught: 12.1 m
  • DWT: 13,645 t
  • Engines: Wärtsilä 4-stroke 7L64 (14.07 MW)
  • PureSOx dimensions (D x H x L): 3.0 x 9.2 x 5.7 m
  • Scrubber type: Single-inlet, open-loop (77,400 kg/hr)
  • Installation: 2015