DFDS based this investment decision on the 2015 scrubber strategy for the transition to the 0.1% sulphur content limit for its ferry route network in northern Europe.
Niels Smedegaard, CEO of DFDS, stated:
We are happy to already now start preparing for complying with the new limit on sulphur content in emissions in the Mediterranean. This will bring environmental benefits for all.
DFDS decided that hybrid scrubbers are the best solution for the fleet in the Mediterranean. Scrubbers will bring many benefits, especially for people living close to ports and coastlines.
Danish ME Production will supply the 12 scrubbers.