Tag: <span>Scrubbers</span>

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding completes 22 scrubber retrofits

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s marine sulphur oxides (SOx) scrubbers have been successfully installed on 22 ships across three ship types during the last 8 months. The DIA-SOx scrubbers have been installed as scheduled despite COVID-19 restrictions. Remote commissioning conducted via close communication and cooperation with the engineers of its local partners in China and Singapore respectively enabled...

Yara Marine launches start-up accelerator program
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Yara Marine launches start-up accelerator program

Yara Marine Technologies has announced its new corporate accelerator program, Yara Marine X, a start-up competition aiming to provide a home for technology and solutions that will contribute to a greener maritime industry. The competition is designed to attract mature start-ups looking for partners and investors. “We will be recruiting young companies or professionals with...

Oman bans open-loop scrubbers
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Oman bans open-loop scrubbers

The Standard Club has reported that Oman has banned the use of open-loop scrubbers in its territorial waters. This means that only closed-loop scrubbers (or hybrid scrubbers used in closed-loop mode) can be used. Wash-water from scrubbers should not be discharged in Oman’s waters unless an approved private facility is used. The Club’s local correspondent...

Covid-19 weakens case for scrubbers
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Covid-19 weakens case for scrubbers

2020 and the global coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things for many industries, and the marine exhaust gas cleaning segment is no different. “The coronavirus turned our world upside down virtually overnight,” says Ina Reksten, Yara Marine Technologies COO. The scrubber market was in the middle of a historic boom due to the...

Wärtsilä extends predictive maintenance solution to support 2-stroke engines
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Wärtsilä extends predictive maintenance solution to support 2-stroke engines

Wärtsilä’s digital predictive maintenance product, Expert Insight, has been extended to support 2-stroke engines. Expert Insight uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and rule-based advanced diagnostics to identify potential issues in asset operating data. Wärtsilä’s experts are then able to provide actionable advice proactively to the customer. This facilitates a predictive maintenance strategy, whereby the health...

Alfa Laval PureSOx Express scrubber eases compliance with SOx regulations
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Alfa Laval PureSOx Express scrubber eases compliance with SOx regulations

For smaller vessels like handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a scrubber for compliance with regulations of sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Alfa Laval says that its new PureSOx Express makes it simple for these vessels to continue using heavy fuel oil (HFO) and comply with regulations. The...

METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems
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METIS introduces live dashboards to monitor critical onboard systems

METIS Cyberspace Technology has introduced “Live Dashboards” to provide online monitoring and performance evaluation for scrubbers, ballast water management systems (BWMS), main engines (M/E), diesel generators (DGs), and boilers. METIS says that one of the most persistent requests it receives from its customers as well as executives in shipping companies is to provide the ability...

Shipowner panel reveals problem-free scrubber operations
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Shipowner panel reveals problem-free scrubber operations

Scrubber reliability and their emissions reducing efficiency were addressed in February during a technical seminar in which members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 reported on the installation and performance of their respective exhaust gas cleaning systems. A shipowner panel comprising Grimaldi Group, Genco Shipping and Trading, and Spliethoff informed delegates that, despite initial...

Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge
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Foreship sees scrubber enquiries surge

Independent naval architect and marine engineering specialist Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions. The consultancy says it has seen an unprecedented surge of enquiries on how exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, also known as scrubbers) can be fitted at short...

NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä
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NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä

Two cruise vessels owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems, customised to meet the specific needs of the two ships. The scrubbers will ensure that the two 325 metres long cruise liners, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, remain compliant with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap of...