Wärtsilä’s 2018 Annual Report flags up the significance of scrubbers and LNG bunkering for its Marine Solutions’ order book.
The Annual Report, published today (12 February), noted: ‘Marine Solutions’ order intake increased by 33% to €1,710 million. Several orders were received from major cruise companies, contributing to strong order activity in the cruise and ferry segment, which represented 30% of the order intake.’
Wärtsilä added: ‘A considerable number of scrubber systems were ordered for newbuild vessels, particularly in the merchant segment, which amounted to 28% of the order intake.’
As one would expect, Wärtsilä attributed the increased demand for scrubbers to the approaching IMO 2020 regulations.
Wärtsilä said that the Marine Solutions division also received significant orders for LNG fuel gas handling systems and volatile organic compounds (VOC) recovery technology.
As previously reported by Bunkerspot, Wärtsilä published its full 2018 annual results on 30 January, which showed a 12% year-on-year increase in its order book to €6,307 million.
Click here to download the Wärtsilä Annual Report 2018.