Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A. has been ranked first in Europe among the shipyards retrofitting ships with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems in the World Fleet Register ranking of Clarksons Research.
The British marine and shipbuilding market intelligence company has selected and ranked 15 of the world’s leading shipyards in this respect. The list includes the number of historical EGCS installations on ships over the last five years, projects currently executed and contracted for the future.
Of these 15 shipyards, 12 are the Chinese ones. Among the shipyards equipping ships with EGCS, operating outside China, Remontowa SA took the first place.
The shipyard has so far retrofitted 50 ships with EGCS systems, installing over 100 scrubbers in total (on some ships more than one scrubber have been installed). In 2019 alone, 10 ships were equipped with such systems, mainly Ro-Ro/container ships belonging to the Grimaldi Group (the „Grande Lagos” series).
Within a couple of days of November 2019 there were as many as 25 ships of various types being repaired at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard S.A. Among the vessels were: tankers, bulk carriers, chemical carriers, fishing vessels, ro-ro’s, reefer vessels, as well as car-passenger ferries.
Three ships were being retrofitted with Ballast Water Treatment systems. This is a relatively young field of shipbuilding services, which started to develop a few years after the adoption by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the international convention on the control and management of ballast water and marine sediments (Ballast Water Management Convention).
Remontowa SA is one of the first shipyards all other the world to install BWT systems on ships. The first ships were equipped with those systems as early as in 2007. The shipyard is also a leader in retrofitting ships with Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (scrubbers) which limit sulphur oxides emission in exhaust gases to the atmosphere. At the end of November 2019, EGCS were being installed on three chemical tankers, a combined/ro-ro container ship and on a car-passenger ferry.