Chantiers de l'Atlantique (St-Nazaire /fka STX France) completed the installation of an EGCS (exhaust gas cleaning system/aka scrubbers) on the MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Musica in Port Brindisi Italy.
Previously, the company has installed scrubbers on MSC Orchestra (2018) and MSC Poesia (2019).
In a statement issued on July 21, Chantiers de l’Atlantique said the installation on MSC Musica had been "approved by Bureau Veritas as complying with MARPOL VI regulations."
Musica's scrubber is a hybrid-type, able to operate either in an open or close loop, avoiding discharge of washed water while in port.
The 2006-built MSC Musica was constructed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
The scrubbers installed on Musica, Orchestra and Poesia were installed due to a turnkey contract signed with MSC back in 2016.
Francois Lally (SVP, Services Business Unit of Chantiers de l’Atlantique) said the contract's completion demonstrated again the willingness of the French company to support the ships they build throughout their operational lifecycle with "the latest and most environmentally friendly upgrades."
"We believe this approach helps us to maintain and deepen existing customer relationships."
Emilio La Scala (President and Managing Director of MSC Cruises) commented:
"We continue to make every effort possible to reduce the environmental impact of our vessels by installing the latest technology like ECGS with the support of expert partners like Chantier de l’Atlantique. Sustainability remains at the heart of our business model and operations, and we will always look for ways to lead the global maritime and cruise industry in this regard."