Hyundai to supply Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to drillships

Christopher Goodfellow - 18 July 2012

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced that it is to supply 18 Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems for three ships ordered by offshore drilling contractor Rowan Companies.

The three drillships are part of two $1.12bn and $600m orders awarded to HHI by Rowan in June and November 2011, respectively.

HHI's SCR technology can reduce NOx emissions by up to 95% and has been developed to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III regulations, which come into force at the start of 2016.

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