Mitsubishi Shipbuilding expands production capacity for marine SOx scrubber system

Market Expertz   |     September 27, 2019


Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., belonging to the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group, has announced that it is increasing the production capacity for its marine SOx scrubber system that is used to reduce sulfur oxide (SOx) from the exhaust gas of ships. It has also begun the shipment of the DIA-SOx C Series tower and DIA-SOx R Series tower from partner fabricators in China and Taiwan, respectively. DIA-SOx is a brand that has been launched by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding. The C Series tower shipped this time has been designed to be fitted on LPG carriers and large oil tankers, whereas the R Series tower has been designed to be mounted on ultra-large container ships that have a capacity of 20,000 TEU and 14,000 TEU.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has developed the cylindrical C Series jointly with Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. and has created the rectangular R Series with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS). Both series employ a multi-steam configuration suitable for treating exhaust gas from multiple engines simultaneously. The China-based fabricator that built the C Series tower has a track record of supplying reliable, high-quality products for MHI Group, and has increased its capacity to accommodate client demands for short delivery time and multiple slots. The Taiwanese fabricator that built the R Series tower is a long-standing business partner of MHPS and has an exceptional quality management system. The company has received over 50 orders until now for jointly developed systems, including both C and R Series. For 18 of these ships, the company also offers engineering services for the installation of the scrubber. 

The new SOx emissions regulations come into effect worldwide in the year 2020, which is why the company has been receiving numerous inquiries from customers, and it is responding to their demands with such production capacity expansions, including the two partner fabricators. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding shall continue to provide the marine SOx scrubber system, is also offering its services as an engineer for scrubber installation for retrofitting and new buildings, for ships constructed by MHI and others to contribute to the development of ocean transport, and reduce the environmental footprint on a global scale.

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