Shipowners Purus Marine and Nordic Hamburg are teaming up to install a combined scrubber/carbon capture system on four container ship newbuildings in China.

Dutch supplier Value Maritime said its emissions-reducing Filtree equipment will be fitted between September this year and February 2024 at its berth in Rotterdam — the first time the 12.5 MW kit is installed on new boxships.

Germany’s Nordic Hamburg is listed as having four 1,380-teu ships on order at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry in China, due between August and November this year.