The second wave of scrubber ordering has seen over 1,000 scrubber projects confirmed over the past six months, according to the data from DNV GL.
The scrubber boom ordering this summer was mainly driven by the upcoming enforcement of the 2020 sulphur cap. Majority of the orders placed are intended for retrofits, followed by newbuildings taking shape in China and Korea.
Currently there are 1,850 ships with installed or confirmed scrubber systems installations.
DNV GL estimates that 2,500 of ships would be fitted with scrubber systems by 2020, a somewhat less optimistic forecast when compared to the IMO’s early estimation of 4,000 ships.