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ICCT study recommends IMO prohibit scrubbers on existing and newbuild vessels

Study acknowledges scrubbers are effective at reducing air emissions of SO2, however the contaminants are dumped overboard in the form of washwater.

Nov 26 2020

The Standard Club: India – Updated Guidelines on Compliance with Marpol Annex VI

Pursuant to this, Adani ports did send out a circular banning open loop scrubber systems, but this was revoked after pressure from the trade, said the Standard Club.

Nov 24 2020

Yara Marine and Norwegian Cruise Line mark eight years of scrubber collaboration

With eight scrubbers installed to date, the program kicked off in 2012 with the first installation on the Pride of America completed in early 2014.

Nov 05 2020

Outokumpu: Marine scrubbers sail ahead with specialist stainless steels

The conditions inside a scrubber are very harsh, with a combination of acids, elevated temperatures and a high chloride content in the wash water, explained corrosion specialist.

Nov 04 2020

Argus Media: Parliament mulls IMO, maritime CO2, scrubbers

The EU environment committee has voted for a ‘phase-out’ of open-loop exhaust scrubbers and calls for members to proceed with its own efforts to decarbonise shipping.

Oct 30 2020

SIBCON 2020: Executive summary of the world’s top bunkering event hosted ‘in a very special year’

Event welcomed over 1,100 attendees from 42 countries; delegates visited virtual booths about 4,800 times; while around 5,800 connections were made, according to data from organiser Informa.

Oct 20 2020

North P&I Club: No Scrubs: More ports declare ban on EGCS discharges *Update*

Attached table outlines North’s updated insight on the stands taken by ports that have or will prohibit the use of scrubbers, or have placed conditions on their use.

Oct 14 2020

New Zealand urges vessels not to discharge scrubber washwater close to its shores

The notice published in the Marshall Islands Registry suggests for shipowners to utilise other options such as low sulphur bunker fuel when entering NZ waters.

Oct 09 2020

Port of Le Havre partners SEREP to establish treatment solution for scrubber washwater

To encourage ships to deposit their liquid waste and scrubber residues on site, the Port said it would absorb 30% of the costs involved in waste collection.

Oct 09 2020

North P&I Club: No Scrubs: More ports declare ban on EGCS discharges *Update*

Attached table outlines North’s updated insight on the stands taken by ports that have or will prohibit the use of scrubbers, or have placed conditions on their use.

Oct 06 2020

Wärtsilä backs CE Delft study showing scrubbers to be a greener choice than LSFO

‘We are delighted that this independent report confirms that when taking things into consideration, our EGCs create less CO2 emissions than sulphur-compliant fuel,’ it said.

Sep 23 2020

CE Delft study reports scrubbers could have a lower carbon footprint than burning LSFO

Emissions caused by producing low-sulphur bunker fuels for ships are higher, depending on the quality of the low-sulphur fuel, the refinery and the crude oil slate, it said.

Sep 15 2020

South Africa postpones position on open-loop scrubbers due to Covid-19 delays

In Q1 2020, South Africa was required to complete a study on the impact of scrubber wash water discharge on the environment before making an informed decision.

Sep 10 2020

Pacific Green Technologies celebrates 100th scrubber installation with PowerChina SPEM

PGTK said it has continued to expand its technologies through its acquisition of ENGIN, so its portfolio now includes Concentrated Solar Power and Water Desalination.

Sep 09 2020

Mitsubishi: 22 scrubber installations on schedule throughout 2020 despite Covid-19

MHI Group successfully completed the installations as scheduled through remote commissioning conducted with engineers of its local partners in China and Singapore.

Sep 09 2020

Malta ship registry cautions ships to be aware of varying scrubber washwater guidelines

Since regulatory enforcement strategy may differ from one region/port to another, crew must be provided with guidance on the matter in advance of arrival, it said.

Sep 09 2020

Korean scrubber manufacturer Panasia ready for KOSDAQ debut listing in October

‘As a result of focusing on the development of eco-friendly technologies […] to meet IMO environmental regulations, we have been recognised in the global market,’ said CEO.

Aug 31 2020

Gard updates list of ports with restrictions to scrubber washwater discharge

‘We advise clients to monitor the situation and ensure that crew onboard vessels fitted with open loop scrubbers are aware of any local discharge requirements,’ it said.

Aug 21 2020

The Standard Club: Oman bans the use of open loop scrubbers

Scrubber washwater should not be discharged in Oman’s waters unless an approved private facility is used and there is no set limit set for fines for any breach.

Aug 04 2020

Argus Media: Scrubber fittings now uneconomical, says Seanergy CEO

The payback period for a scrubber was anticipated at 6-12 months given a certain spread in fuel prices. That has now been revised upwards towards five years, it said.

Jul 28 2020

Argus Media: Narrow sulphur spread limits scrubber orders

World’s largest scrubber manufacturer, Wartsila noted the value of its new orders fell by 40% in the second quarter from a year ago, to USD 136mn from USD 226mn.

Jul 20 2020

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