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Rolls-Royce MTU engines receive IMO Tier III certification

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.

First European IMO Tier III tugboat to be built

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.

MARPOL Annex VI amendment: What vessels entering US ECA need to know

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.

DNV GL issues first statement of compliance with IMO Tier III NOx emission limits

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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