Global Echo, a company specializing in ship scrubbers, said that it had successfully supplied the Hyundai Merchant Marine with scrubbers (smoke cleaners) ‘MS-SOx’ which can be installed in two weeks. Global Echo has successfully completed more than 20 projects, notably with global shipowners such as Vitol Services and Zodiac Maritime, as well as the project with the Hyundai Merchant Marine which ended at the end of January this year.
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“The number of global shipping considering installing a scrubber on their ships, instead of using a fuel with very low content of sulfur (ULSFO) continues to increase. The quotation requests and orders skyrocket” said Minsu Seo , president of Global Echo.
Seo said : “Most shipyard dry docks around the world are fully booked by the second quarter of this year, which worries shipowners. To install a scrubber, a ship must enter a dry dock in order to retrofitting the bottom of the ship. After this entry, it takes on average 40 to 60 days to install it. However, the Global Echo scrubber ‘MS-SOx’ has an important advantage because it can be installed in two weeks without setting in dry dock. He’s the only one in the world. ”
He added: “‘MS-SOx’ draws attention because of its 12 day installation period without dry docking, the maximum use of the existing structures of the ship and the delivery of around 4 months from the date of order. The success of more than 20 projects with global shipowners is a demonstration of the excellence of our product. ”
Regarding the product installation process, he explained: “The round trip of Capesize bulk carriers and very large ore carriers (VLOC) between China and Brazil usually takes 90 days. Global Echo goes through feasibility testing, including 3D scanning during cargo operations before the trip, and then we finish all preparations, including labor, materials and utilities in time for us to get started retrofitting when the ship arrives.
In fact, Global Echo successfully completed the retrofitting of three container ships simultaneously in the month of October 2019 alone.
Finally, Seo said that Global Echo’s innovative ‘MS-SOx’ scrubber will be an optimal and inevitable alternative for shipowners. Its installation can be completed in June this year, from the date of the current contract. He has announced plans to conduct more aggressive scrubber sales worldwide.
SOURCE Global Echo Co., Ltd.