Wärtsilä receives first order for CCS-ready scrubber system


Maritime decarbonisation took a leap forward today as technology group Wärtsilä received its first order for carbon capture and storage (CCS)-ready scrubber systems.

 The order was booked in Wärtsilä’s order intake in November 2022 and delivery is expected to take place in 2023.

Four 8,200 TEU container vessels, being built at undisclosed Asian based yard, will be fitted with Wärtsilä’s CCS-Ready 35MW scrubber in an open loop configuration.

The scrubbers are termed CCS-Ready because, as part of their installation, Wärtsilä will perform additional design and engineering work to ensure that future retrofits for a full CCS system on the vessels have already been accounted for during the newbuilding construction stage.

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