Since January 2015, regulations over sulphur oxides (SOx) emission from the marine industry have been significantly tightened, in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs) especially. The new set of regulations will come into force on January 1, 2020, governing all oceans and seas of the globe.

Among the technical alternatives available to the maritime industry to be in line with this new environmental challenge, scrubber systems are due to play a crucial role by dramatically reducing SOx content in vessels’ exhaust.

Therefore, as NEDMAG reported, the MH53S MARE product combines the properties of an effective alkali with extremely good stability. Unlike other alkali products, MH53S MARE is harmless. This is important to reassure of the safety of the crew onboard a vessel.

Within the framework of the partnership, Timab is responsible for the distribution of MH53S MARE, whereby Nedmag provides the technical support needed for further development.

Established in 1981, Nedmag is a Netherlands-based producer of magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride.

TIMAB Magnesium is a French producer and distributor of magnesium products for agriculture, refractories and industrial and environmental applications.