NCL Completes Scrubber Installation on Two More Ships

Tuesday December 27, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has completed the installation of a new exhaust gas scrubber system on the Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem, Seatrade Cruise News reports.

The company has said the move is part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and air emissions.

As Ship & Bunker had previously reported, the retrofit installation is part of NCL's 2014 plan to install 28 exhaust gas scrubbers across six of its ships, including Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Pearl, and Norwegian Sun.

NCL is noted to now have a total of five ships fitted with scrubbers, including Norwegian Escape and Pride of America.

Norwegian Jade is expected to complete the Jewel-class instalment in early 2017.

Norwegian Joy, which is currently under construction and set for delivery in April, will also be equipped with a hybrid scrubber system.

In September, NCL announced the completion of the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber system on the Norwegian Jewel.