Finnlines has ordered Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for six of its Baltic and North Sea fleet of vessels due to new stringent sulphur oxide (SOx) emission regulations that will be enforced from January 2015.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that its gas engine L30KG - main engine for large vessels fueled solely by gas with an output capacity of over 2 MW - has become the first Japanese-made gas engine to obtain type approval for the engine by DNV
The unique hybrid design of Alfa Laval's PureSOx gives both environmental and economical advantages. By using PureSOx, shipowners are enabled to continue operating on heavy fuel oil instead of more expensive marine gas oil while still meeting the strict IMO regulations regarding sulphur oxide emissions.
Desulfurization of Exhaust from Heavy Fuel Oil to Low-Sulfur Fuel Oil Level Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha (MKK) have jointly developed a "Hybrid SOx Scrubber System" that efficiently removes sulfur oxides (SOx) from exhaust gas emitted by marine diesel engines. The Hybrid SOx Scrubber System is the first in Japan to comply with the more stringent SOx emission regulations that will take effect in designated emission control areas (ECA) in 2015.The system is capable of scrubbing exhaust gas from the combustion of fuels emitted from bunker heavy fuel oil to the level combusting more costly low-sulfur fuel oil. By adopting a modular design, the system also facilitates retrofit installations on ships already in service.The Hybrid SOx Scrubber System has two scrubbing system: one that uses circulating with freshwater and the other uses one-pass flow with seawater. Removal of atmospheric pollutants can be effected by either system. The freshwater system is capable of scrubbing exhaust gas from combustions of heavy fuel oil with 3.5% sulfur content to that of low-sulfur fuel oil with 0.1% sulfur content, achieving compliance with SOx emission regulations of IMO (International Maritime Organization) scheduled to go into effect in ECA in 2015. The seawater ...
The first four vessels to use DNV GL's rules for low flashpoint fuels will be a series of 50,000 dwt tankers ordered by the owners Marinvest and Westfal-Larsen. The vessels are the very first to be fuelled by methanol - a fuel that significantly reduces local air emissions.