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Damen signs Verolme scrubber contract

Damen signs Verolme scrubber contract

(Posted on 18/05/20)

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Verolme Special Equipment for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), widely known as Marine Scrubbers. The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of services for on board scrubber installations – either in port or underway. The partnership will create a leading global service provider of EGCS, supporting cleaner, emissions-reduced shipping worldwide and available 24/7.

More and more vessels are having scrubbers installed as one of the options to comply with IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap. However, this increase in scrubber installations represents a potential increase in maintenance, service, modifications and repairs, as Jozeph W.D. Quak (Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage) explains. “With any new technology, there is always a learning curve, and this is also with the EGCS. There are potential problems due to vibrations in the new added steel structures and related. Additionally, the acidic nature of Sulphur can cause corrosion to the discharge piping, overboard pipes and scrubber system itself. This, is already being observed in existing systems, resulting in a significant increase in corroded and cracked pipework. Replacement by GRE pipe systems and installation of SMO on crucial locations give the solution. Many systems have been installed without proper material considerations and we see that (early) failure of parts and serious corrosion damage is not rare. The partnership between Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage and Verolme Special Equipment provides a complete service for all problems that might occur. We can assist our clients anytime and anywhere, to keep vessels sailing without or with very short down-time in case mentioned problems occur and repairs are necessary.

Parties work together with OEMs (in close cooperation) of EGGS systems. Along with a vast, own experience in exotic materials as for example SMO, Super Duplex, Titanium, all kinds of SS and GRE piping Damen are able to provide the optimal solution.

This service will be provided 24/7 all around the globe with a lead time of max 24-hour notice, prior attending of the vessel. Accordingly, team will attend and after a site inspection a suitable recovery plan will be provided making sure downtime is limited to the minimum.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 36 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 13,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers around 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide.

Our vision is to become the most sustainable and digital shipbuilder in the world. To achieve this, the focus is on-going 'back to the core': on standardisation and series construction; the traits that have made Damen great and that are essential to make shipping greener and more connected.

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