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Pacific Green: Why gas scrubbers continue to be the future of marine emissions control

A study by independent Norwegian research group SINTEF confirmed burning HSFO with a scrubber has a lower carbon footprint than using LSFO.

Jun 25 2020

Scrubbers on ships: Time to close the open loop (hole), says ICCT Senior Analyst

Despite IMO’s scrubber discharge guidelines, studies show scrubber washwater and pollutants damage ecosystems and harm wildlife, states ICCT report.

Jun 23 2020

Scrubber technology firm Pacific Green Technologies to close Norway office

The company is also planning to consolidate its marine sales division due to COVID-19 and the narrowing bunker fuel price spread, says its CEO.

Jun 23 2020

Ship owners delay or postpone scrubber retrofits to minimise COVID-19 financial impact

Scrubber retrofit returns now less attractive due to tightened cash flow from COVID-19 lock-downs and narrowing bunker fuel spreads, reports Reuters.

Jun 15 2020

Scorpio Bulkers postpones thirteen scrubber orders until at least 2021

‘This is expected to delay the payment of between USD 20.0 million and USD 25.0 million of expenditures until 2021 at the earliest,’ reads company report.

May 13 2020

Valmet to deliver two hybrid scrubber systems and water treatment units to Mitsubishi

The order was placed in the first quarter of 2020 and equipment deliveries scheduled between the last quarter of 2020 and the second quarter of 2021.

May 12 2020

Yara Marine introduces training programs to achieve optimal scrubber performance

Crew who understand the system and regulatory issues will increase the lifetime of machinery, reduce opex, and, crucially, lower the risk of non-compliance.

May 12 2020

Argus Media: Wärtsilä reports scrubber demand down as fuel spread narrows

Demand for the vessel exhaust cleaning equipment known as scrubbers has fallen because of a narrowing spread between high- and low-sulphur fuel, it says.

Apr 22 2020

ABS: Lessons learned from scrubber installation and operation

ABS shares experience learned from installation and commissioning to common hardware failures for scrubbers, and the type of consumables that are typically needed.

Apr 07 2020

EastGate: Record low bunker fuel spread and slide in scrubber premium in Q1

Bunker fuel prices have been unstable since the implementation of IMO 2020 and with it, the premium for scrubber-fitted bulk carriers, says shipbroking firm.

Apr 06 2020

The Standard Club: Use of open loop scrubbers when transiting Turkish Straits

Closure of discharge valves advised whilst ships are in Turkish waters due to wide interpretation of the term ‘pollutant’ by authorities despite circular guidelines.

Mar 27 2020

DNV GL estimates 4,000 vessels to be equipped with scrubbers

Despite narrowing price spread between HSFO and VLSFO, stakeholders anticipate increased uptake of scrubbers for larger ships as returns are still attractive, says DNV GL.

Mar 25 2020

Argus Media: Torm’s scrubber fittings mostly on track

Company spokesman for Torm notes of ‘minor delay’; while scrubber installations of DHT Holdings and Swedish Stena Bulk have been respectively postponed.

Mar 12 2020

IBIA statement on EGCS discussion at IMO’s PPR meeting: Avoid confirmation bias

IBIA urges IMO to avoid implementing a ‘one size fits all’ policy for EGCS emission guidelines by requiring relevant evaluations and scientific backings from specific areas.

Mar 11 2020

PGT: Important issues for owners to consider when buying a gas scrubber

Scrubber technology firm advises owners to consider the particular profile and route of a vessel when selecting scrubbers, despite obvious cost benefits accrued.

Mar 11 2020

CSA 2020: Scrubbers removing sulphur emissions ‘beyond legislation’

Members of CSA and shipowner panel share their experience with operating and maintaining scrubbers post IMO 2020.

Mar 03 2020

Foreship reports increased scrubber enquiry post IMO 2020

Surge due to unexpected higher costs and instability of VLSFO aggravated by unexpected black carbon emission issues.

Feb 26 2020

Restrictions on open-loop scrubbers in France, Portugal, Spain and Gibraltar

Vigilance on updates recommended as more states enforce similar stringent requirements in their port waters.

Feb 26 2020

Gard: Beware local restrictions before discharging washwater from scrubbers

Although gas scrubbers are considered acceptable to meet IMO2020’s SOx emission rules, it is not globally accepted in all states.

Feb 11 2020

DNV GL Interview: Study on scrubber operation challenges

DNV GL speaks with Fabian Kock, head of Environmental Certification at DNV GL on study conducted of owners’ experiences with installing and running scrubbers.

Feb 07 2020

Mitsubishi DIA-SOx R scrubbers gain class societies, flag states approval

Two ultra-large container ships with scrubbers installed continued use of existing fuel oil while meeting all SOx emission regulations.

Feb 07 2020

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