Niels Rasmussen, chief shipping analyst at BIMCO has been crunching the numbers on the percentage of ships fitted with exhaust gas scrubbers, or exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) more formally. “Scrubbers were
The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has welcomed a decision by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to accept all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), or scrubbers,
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 — “To scrub, or not too scrub?” That’s the big issue facing shipowners as the IMO global sulfur cap approaches. Now, a number of leading companies from the commercial
JUNE 28, 2018 — John Fredriksen’s tanker company, Frontline Ltd. (NYSE:FRO), has entered into memorandum of agreement (MOA) to take a 20% ownership stake in exhaust gas cleaning system manufacturer Feen Marine
JULY 17, 2017 — Classification society ABS has updated the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems (Scrubber Advisory) to help industry prepare for IMO’s 2020 global sulfur cap. “As I meet
FEBRUARY 27, 2017 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reports that it has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on an industry-leading 60 ships
JULY 7, 2016 —Dupont (NYSE:DD) subsidiary Belco Technologies Corporation, Parsippany, NJ, has been awarded a contract to supply DuPont Marine Scrubbers for two additional Interlake Steamship Company ships. Interlake has now contracted
MAY 13, 2016 — In a breakthrough for a promising new technology, China’s Cosco Nantong Shipyard has completed the first shipboard installation of an Ionada Membrane Scrubber exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS)
MARCH 3, 2016 — Classification society DNV GL has created a new class notation to help shipowners prepare their newbuildings for the installation of an exhaust gas scrubber. “Scrubber Ready” ensures that
Instead, when ordering a newbuilding they may prefer to order a ship that is “SOx scrubber ready.”
Classification society ABS says that, Iin order to facilitate future modifications, ship buyers and shipbuilders must make a significant effort to figure out what features should be incorporated on a vessel and incorporate these in the shipbuilding contract.
To support shipowners taking this path, ABS has published the ABS Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels to support members and clients in preparing newbuilds for future outfitting with a SOx exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS).
The guide supports the ABS classification notation for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels by formalizing the process for clients who wish to plan for retrofit of a SOx scrubber at a future date by providing a detailed review and approval and an associated notation.
The SOx Scrubber Ready notation is in addition to ABS EGCS notations that may be assigned for vessels fitted with an exhaust emission abatement system, including SOx scrubbers, selective catalytic reduction systems and exhaust gas recirculation arrangements for NOx emission control, in accordance with the ABS Guide for Exhaust Emission Abatement.