Spliethoff opts for scrubbers for 2020 compliance

Spliethoff opts for scrubbers for 2020 compliance
Floragracht. Courtesy of Spliethoff

Spliethoff has outfitted its 24th vessel with a marine scrubber in preparation for the IMO’s 2020 global limit of 0.5 per cent sulphur in fuel.

The company is using scrubbers to meet the regulation and reduce the emissions of its group-owned vessels. In the coming period, scrubbers will be installed on thirty more vessels of Spliethoff, BigLift Shipping and Sevenstar Yacht Transport.

The Floragracht is a general, multipurpose, tween deck, cargo vessel, built in 2011. It has left the BLRT shipyard in Klaipeda, Lithuania, following retrofit of a marine scrubber.

Arne Hubregtse, technical director of Spliethoff Group said: “Thanks to scrubbers and with the support of our customers, Spliethoff Group will lower the impact of shipping on the environment and at the same time cope in a cost-efficient way with the cost increase caused by the stricter sulphur regulations. As a member of the Trident Alliance, we hope authorities will show the same commitmregilent by enforcing the sulphur rules.”