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‘Plyca’

Ro-Ro vessel 'Plyca' receives largest commercial scrubber AT DSAm

Date
August 2012
Ship name
'Plyca'
Ship type
General Cargo
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Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam
Tasks performed for this project
  • Scrubber installation

In 2012, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam fitted what was then the largest exhaust gas scrubber unit to be installed on board a commercial vessel. The ship was the 205-metre Ro-Ro cargo carrier ‘Plyca’ and as well as being the largest commercial scrubber at that time the system was also the first to be capable of handling several exhaust gas inlets simultaneously. In this case, from the two main engines and two auxiliary engines that between them deliver 28,000 kW of energy.

NINE MONTHS OF PREPARATION

The four-week stay of ‘Plyca’ at DSAm was preceded by a six-month period needed for ordering the equipment and also for critical engineering for the piping routing, cabling routing, a sea chest, the funnel section and a seawater intake. This was then followed by twelve more weeks required for prefabricating the piping works, cables and cable trays, the sea chest section and the housing for the scrubber.

That completed, DSAm was then ready for the ‘Plyca’ which spent four weeks at the yard having the scrubber and its ancillary systems installed. Along with the components detailed above, the systems included the Alfa Laval Aalborg PurSox scrubber plus five frequency converters and 12 kilometres of electrical cabling. The piping, pumps and control system for the scrubber were also fitted, and the exhaust gas lines were re-routed and additional by-passes installed. The overall result was an ECA-compliant and commercially competitive ship.

DSAm has a long-standing relationship with ‘Plyca’’s owner Spliethoff Bevrachtingskantoor BV. Its vessels have been regular visitors to DSAm for repairs and surveys over the years. However, the yard still had to compete for the project and won it through a combination of competitive timescales and keen rates.

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  • RoRo vessel receives largest commercial scrubber Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam.
  • Scrubber installation at RoRo cargo vessel
  • The largest exhaust gas scrubber unit
  • Installing the largest commercial scrubber.
  • RoRo vessel receives largest commercial scrubber Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam.
  • Scrubber installation at RoRo cargo vessel
  • The largest exhaust gas scrubber unit
  • Installing the largest commercial scrubber.

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