Riding high on shipowners’ needs in meeting IMO 2020 ­regulations, Yara Marine Technologies chief executive Peter Strandberg presents a bullish view on the ­future of scrubbers.

Parent company Yara International, the Norwegian fertiliser producer, predicted last September that the subsidiary’s revenues would reach NOK 700m ($82m) for the year, and that ­revenue this year would more than double from the 2018 level.

“We ended up a little better than that,” Strand­berg tells TradeWinds. “2018 was a record year; 2019 and 2020 will be similar.”