The ‘NACC Alicudi’ became the first with cement carrier with IMO Tier III compliance. The ship was converted in 2017 and became a 120m self-discharging cement carrier.
The ship’s cement handling system is based on compressors and vacuum pumps, driven by Tier III engines.
Directly after being converted, the ‘NACC Alicudi’ entered the trade for a three year contract on the east coast of the US and Canada. This area has been declared a NOx Emission Control Area (ECA) for new builts and converted vessels as from January 2016, and the ‘NACC Alicudi’ can now comply with the area emission rules.
The new rules under IMO Tier III foresees a 70% reduction in Nitrogen Oxide as well as Sulphur Oxide emissions from diesel engines.
Thus, the ‘NACC Alicudi’ became the world’s first cement carrier equipped with IMO Tier III compliant diesel engines driving the bulk handling system.