VDL AEC Maritime secures order for scrubber systems in Greece
VDL AEC Maritime in Eindhoven has received a significant order for the delivery of seven scrubber systems from Greece based ship management company, Thenamaris. With this order VDL AEC Maritime firmly strengthens its market position in Greece. These scrubber systems will be delivered before the end of March 2020.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ruled that as from January 1st, 2020 emissions in international waters needs to be greatly reduced. The marine sector will have to reduce Sulphur emissions by over 80% by either switching to lower Sulphur fuels or using exhaust gas scrubber systems. The current maximum fuel oil Sulphur limit of 3.5% will be decreased to 0.5%.
Joost Wijdeveld, Sales Director of VDL AEC Maritime: “This deal is very important for us. We are very excited with our new customer Thenamaris Ships Management Inc. and we are looking forward to a great cooperation. The Greek customers now form a large part of our portfolio. For us this is another milestone, next to our deals in Southeast Asia and other world regions. Due to further optimization of our complete supply chain we were able to further increase our production capacity. On the short term this results in additional available production spots for early 2020.”
Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.
Thenamaris Ships Management Inc., established in 1970, is a global ship manager of high specification modern ocean-going vessels and provides its services as agents only. The first class fleet under management currently comprises 86 vessels: oil tankers carrying crude oil and oil products such as gasoline and diesel oil; bulk carriers which transport dry bulk cargoes such as grain, coal and iron ore; and containerships.
VDL AEC Maritime
The Dutch company VDL AEC Maritime offers high quality scrubbing technology and is based in Eindhoven. The experience in extensive research into emission and odour-reducing techniques dates back to 1994. VDL AEC Maritime now offers complete and tailor-made scrubber systems for shipping companies. With almost 100 systems already installed across numerous vessel types & sizes, VDL AEC Maritime is building a reputation of delivering a high quality product combined with simplicity of use.
References of more than 100 EGCS on board various types of vessels is proving the simplicity and quality of VDL AEC Maritime’s scrubber system. VDL AEC Maritime has its own in-house manufacturing plant at VDL KTI located in Belgium. Both companies are under the flag of VDL Groep.