Bore enhances environmental solutions onboard M/V Bore Song and agrees charter renewal with P&O Ferries

Bore Ltd and P&O Ferries are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached for the continued charter of M/V Bore Song in the North Sea trade after the current chartering arrangements expire in December 2014.

M/V Bore Song was built in 2011 embracing a new concept – Bore RoFlex – with flexible carrying capacity, fuel efficiency and reduced emissions with its single common rail engine, thus representing an environmentally friendly alternative. With forthcoming new legislations regarding sulphur emissions, Bore has decided to install a scrubber onboard the vessel to further reduce the vessel’s environmental footprint as of January 2015. The chosen solution is a turnkey delivery of an exhaust gas cleaning system from the newly established Deltamarin Floating Construction Ltd and based on the DeltaLangh scrubber technology.

John Garner, Fleet Director for P&O Ferries says: “We enjoy a strong technical partnership with Bore and commend them for this scrubber installation.  It is good news for P&O Ferries as we strive to meet the new emissions requirements which come into force next year and it is good news for our customers too.  M/V Bore Song has proven to be well suited to meet the requirements of our North Sea trade and we are therefore very pleased to have been able to secure an extension to the current chartering arrangements which will enable our company to continue to provide an excellent service to our freight customers.”

Håkan Modig, CEO for Bore, states: “As a shipping partner to our customer P&O Ferries, we strive to meet and come forward with alternatives towards sustainable solutions for the trade our vessel is serving. The extended charter proves that we have been able to show our commitment towards our customer. The scrubber solution chosen for M/V Bore Song is well suited for the vessel and the customer she is operating for.”

Rami Hirsimäki, CEO Deltamarin Floating Construction Oy, affirms “We are very pleased to be able to deliver the hybrid scrubber solution for M/V Bore Song. Especially closed loop cleaning process represents advantageous features of the DeltaLangh type exhaust cleaning system resulting in dry sludge with very low water content.”

For further information:
Bore CEO Håkan Modig, tel + 358 9 61883 272
P&O Ferries Fleet Director John Garner, tel + 44 1304 863000

Bore Ltd is a shipping company, fully owned subsidiary of Rettig Group Ltd, with a fleet of 16 vessels. In 2013 the turnover was some EUR 65 million, capital employed EUR 250 million and the number of employees 380.

P&O Ferries operates on services between the UK, Holland, Belgium, France and Ireland with a fleet of 20 ships carrying nine million tourists and two million freight units a year.

Deltamarin Floating Construction Ltd, fully owned subsidiary of Deltamarin Ltd, is an EPC contracting company which provides solutions based on customer needs on turnkey basis. More information about DeltaLangh scrubber technology, see www.deltalangh.com.