The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is imposing increasingly stringent emissions regulations to meet its environmental commitments. The next round of IMO Sulphur reductions will come into effect on January 1, 2020, when the global Sulphur cap will be lowered from 3.5 to 0.5%. The implications of this move will be felt widely.
Ship owners have three key options to meet the new Sulphur requirements:
- Install exhaust gas cleaning systems / scrubbers
- Switch to low Sulphur fuels
- Switch to dual fuel engines or liquid natural gas (LNG) vessel
Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, or "Scrubbers" are a cost effective way to meet SOx emission requirements. As salt water is used to clean the exhaust gases, a corrosive environment is created which requires the application of Ni alloy materials.
Verolme’s marine history, expertise and capabilities in this field in combination with our partners and their expertise, allow us to deliver full scrubber installations. Verolme’s responsibility is to supply the expertise to carefully manufacture the scrubber that meets your specific requirements and to ensure a long and care free life cycle.
Our many years of experience in working with higher alloys, combined with our conveniently located state-of-the-art production facilities ensures we deliver high quality scrubbers that can withstand the harsh and aggressive process conditions. Our recent experience shows we are able to deliver on promises, even under extreme time pressure.