Tag: Scrubbers

A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology
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A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology

It is a universal truth that sulphur emissions cause severe health problems to humans which result in premature deaths; let alone the effects of acid rain on the marine environment and land areas. I hope most environmental scientists, if not all, will not dispute the following argument: there is no point in using open loop...

Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020
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Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020

Dutch shipping company Visser Shipping has signed a contract to outfit three of its 9.0 MW containerships with a new scrubber system developed by Value Maritime. The hybrid-ready scrubber is a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” system in a 20ft transportable casing, that filters sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from a vessel’s...

CMA CGM orders LNG-powered and scrubber-ready ships
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CMA CGM orders LNG-powered and scrubber-ready ships

CMA CGM has ordered 10 new container ships from China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), five of which will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and five of which will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers. The ships are reported to replace ten current vessels from 2021 for operation on the Asia-Mediterranean lines. Each 15,000 TEU...

HMM sets up $135m scrubber fund
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HMM sets up $135m scrubber fund

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the installation of scrubbers in preparation for the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. The total investment amount will be KRW 153.3 billion (US $135 million) which consists of HMM’s investment of KRW 46 billion and the rest of the amount of KRW 107.3...

NYK secures $81m loan for scrubbers and green projects
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NYK secures $81m loan for scrubbers and green projects

NYK has entered into a 9 billion yen (US $81 million) syndicated loan agreement to fund environmentally-friendly projects and the installation of scrubbers for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions and IMO 2020 compliance. NYK’s medium-term management plan includes the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives into management strategy by establishing new...

North American Tankers shuns scrubbers for 2020 compliance
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North American Tankers shuns scrubbers for 2020 compliance

Scrubbers are not a solution for Nordic American Tankers (NAT), the company has announced, preferring alternative methods for compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. NAT sees the increasing number of ports prohibiting or imposing strict requirements on the use of scrubbers as too greater risk. NAT has therefore decided not to use scrubbers...

Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers
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Stena Bulk invests $55m in scrubbers

Stena Bulk is investing US $55 million in the retrofit of 16 scrubbers for ten of its IMOIIMAXes, five Suezmaxes and one of standard MR. The total cost covers equipment, installation, and time out of service. Payback time of investment is between 1.5 and 2.5 years, which has already been secured by hedging the fuel...

Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines
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Eastern Pacific Shipping orders 11 ME-GI engines

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has ordered five 15,000-teu boxships with scrubbers and requested another six vessels with dual-fuel engine configurations. All vessels will be powered by MAN B&W-branded two-stroke engines. The first five engines with scrubbers will be conventional MAN B&W 11G90ME-C units and are due for delivery between 2019-2020. The six further vessels will...

Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus
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Retrofit bottleneck a reality, says Goltens’ Maarten Jeronimus

Urgency around the installation of scrubbers and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) has set in according to Maarten Jeronimus, VP Goltens Europe and responsible for Goltens Worldwide Green Technologies. “Whether it’s exhaust cleaning or ballast water management, they know there’s no way around compliance. But so many have waited to make their moves that the...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen supports scrubbers and joins CSA 2020

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), an organisation that provides education and support on the use of scrubbers for cleaner and compliant shipping operations. To comply with the IMO’s 0.5 per cent global sulphur cap, the Norwegian/Swedish shipping company plans to install scrubbers across 23 of its...

Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS
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Spliethoff secures EUR 110m for scrubbers and BWTS

Dutch ship management company Spliethoff has secured a EUR 110.4 million loan for the installation of scrubbers and ballast water management systems (BWMS) across 42 of its vessels. The loan has been provided by ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of a EUR 300 million joint EIB-ING Green Shipping Partnership, signed in...

Scrubber washwater safe for ocean environment, finds study
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Scrubber washwater safe for ocean environment, finds study

A three-year study has found that scrubber washwater is “effective and safe for the ocean environment”, according to Ian Adams, executive director, Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020. The study, which was led by Carnival, compared 281 washwater samples from 53 scrubber-equipped cruise ships to generate the largest washwater data set in the marine industry. The...