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.
The latest generation of MTU’s Series 4000 engines equipped with the SCR system for ships successfully completed the IMO Tier III certification tests. The engines now comply with the emission regulations in accordance with IMO MARPOL Annex VI, IMO Tier III. MTU’s SCR system is fully controlled, with real-time NOx measurement.
The first IMO Tier III certified tugboat, in Europe, is about to be constructed. Namely, Caterpillar Marine informed that Uzmar Workboat and Tug Factory will built the vessel. The tugboat will be powered with engines, and generators with Selective Catalytic Reactor systems to comply with IMO Tier III certification requirements.
The US Coast Guard issued a reminder on the MARPOL Annex VI amendment, regarding the implementation of an exemption for ships not intended for service within North American ECA, to be allowed to enter and depart the ECA with an IMO Tier II compliant engine. The amendment is entering into force on 1 January 2019.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has been awarded a Tier III-compatibility certificate by the DNV-GL classification society for MAN 8L21/31 four-stroke engine
MTU and Fairplay Towage are to test an MTU diesel genset with SCR exhaust aftertreatment in a harbour tug in order to verify compliance with IMO Tier III emission requirements
IMO decision to move forward with Tier III rules underscores MAN view that pushing technology readiness is right thing to do.
DNV GL has issued its first statement of compliance with the IMO Tier III NOx emission limits and its first approval of an engine equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system. Pending the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committees final vote on this years proposal to postpone the entry into force of Tier III, manufacturers are continuing their work to meet the initial deadline.
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