Tag: <span>Scrubbers</span>

NMRI and Alfa Laval capture CO2 using scrubber
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NMRI and Alfa Laval capture CO2 using scrubber

Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and Alfa Laval have succeeded in onboard CO2 capture testing using an exhaust gas cleaning system, also known as a marine scrubber.  One of the opportunities to decarbonise shipping is carbon capture and storage (CCS). The recent testing performed by Alfa Laval and NMRI provided real-world validation of results achieved...

Berge Bulk to retrofit Yara Marine scrubbers
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Berge Bulk to retrofit Yara Marine scrubbers

Dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has chosen to retrofit more in-line scrubbers from Yara Marine Technologies. Yara Marine has already installed in-line scrubbers on about 30 of Berge Bulk’s carriers. This latest agreement will see the shipping company roll out the technology to more of its vessels to cut emissions and comply with regulatory requirements....

Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers
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Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers

A new study by the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI) shows that in a standard OECD port environment and in a high-traffic seaway that the operation of open loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) does not harm the marine environment. DHI is an independent, international research organisation headquartered in Denmark that has special competence in the...

TORM purchases three scrubber-fitted vessels for $120M
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TORM purchases three scrubber-fitted vessels for $120M

TORM has entered into an agreement to purchase the three 2015-built scrubber-fitted and fuel-efficient LR2 vessels Nissos Schinoussa, Nissos Heraclea and Nissos Therassia from Okeanis Eco Tankers for a total consideration of US $120.8M. The vessels are expected to be delivered during the remainder of the second quarter and the third quarter of 2021. TORM...

CSA hits back at comments describing scrubber wash water as ‘acidic sludge’
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CSA hits back at comments describing scrubber wash water as ‘acidic sludge’

Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) has expressed its concerns around the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (scrubbers) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems that are objective and well-researched. However, in the...

CSA: wash water discharge is not marine pollution
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CSA: wash water discharge is not marine pollution

The Clean Shipping Alliance expressed disappointment in the 6 April announcement from the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation that they will restrict the discharge of wash water in the territorial waters of the country, based on its marine pollution regulation. “We understand that Article 23 of the Regulation is intended to protect against the...

Wärtsilä reports record-breaking year for scrubber orders
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Wärtsilä reports record-breaking year for scrubber orders

Wärtsilä has reported a record-breaking amount of scrubber deliveries in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the continued interest in exhaust gas abatement systems as long-term solutions for the global fleet. A significant order was booked in November 2020 with a Japanese shipyard, Japan Marine United (JMU), to install a 25MW scrubber on a new...

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...