DuPont? Marine Scrubbers Now Contracted for Entire Eligible Interlake Fleet


By MarEx 2016-07-07 16:29:59

Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for DuPont™ Marine Scrubbers on two additional ships by Interlake Steamship Company (Interlake), a U.S.-based company. Interlake now has all five of its eligible Great Lakes Bulk Carriers contracted for exhaust gas cleaning systems with DuPont. Three of the ships already have the units installed and operating.

Interlake has been a leader in the USA Great Lakes shipping industry since 1913. The DuPont scrubbers support Interlake’s long-term vision to create the most efficient and environmentally responsible fleet on the Great Lakes. Two closed-loop, in-line scrubbers per vessel are to be installed over the winter 2017 season on the M/V Mesabi Miner and M/V Paul R. Tregurtha, self-unloading dry bulk carriers.

For these retrofits, BELCO worked closely with Interlake to provide a system with optimized equipment and auxiliaries based on the space limitations aboard the ships. For example, the scrubbers will take advantage of a common effluent treatment system to meet all U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. EPA and IMO wash water emission standards. The system will allow Interlake to meet all North American ECA IMO Annex VI sulfur and wash water requirements while continuing to operate on heavy fuel oil.

“We are thrilled to continue to build upon the successful emission-reduction program we began with BELCO in 2015,” said Interlake President Mark W. Barker.  “With a third of our fleet already in operation, we are excited to continue working with BELCO as we standardize this proven and reliable technology throughout our fleet.”

BELCO is part of DuPont’s Clean Technologies division, applying real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations operate safely and with the highest level of performance, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental integrity. Our Clean Technologies portfolio includes STRATCO® alkylation technology for production of clean, high-octane gasoline; IsoTherming® hydro processing technology for desulfurization of motor fuels; MECS® sulfuric acid production and regeneration technologies; BELCO® air quality control systems for FCC flue gas scrubbing, other refinery scrubbing applications, and marine exhaust gas cleaning systems; MECS®  DynaWave®  technology for sulfur recovery and tail gas treating solutions; and a comprehensive suite of aftermarket service and solutions offerings. Learn more about DuPont Clean Technologies at www.cleantechnologies.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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