With new IMO 2020 sulfur emissions regulations coming into effect in January, Yokohama, Japan, based Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. reports that it has received a steady stream of inquiries from customers worldwide
Oslo, Norway, headquartered exhaust gas cleaning system specialist Clean Marine is launching a next generation SOx scrubber that promises big reductions in shipowners’ investment and installation costs as well as lower scrubber
Oslo, Norway, headquartered Yara Marine Technologies reports that an in-line hybrid scrubber system installed on vessel with an 80 MW two stroke main engine has successfully completed MARPOL testing. This is the
AUGUST 21, 2017 — The Port of Los Angeles achieved record clean air gains while moving more cargo than ever, according to its 2016 Inventory of Air Emissions. The report also shows
JULY 4, 2017 — GE Power (NYSE: GE) and Fincantieri have reached an agreement to co-develop a new emission control solution to reduce pollution in the marine industry. To be called Shipboard
AEG’s Advanced Maritime Emission Control System (AMECS), essentially, takes a barge-mounted scrubber system to the ship. Unlike existing shore power options, it does not require retrofits to each vessel.
“AMECS is a game-changer in the fields of emission control and air quality. Multiple AMECS units can remove thousands of tons of pollutants each year,” said Ruben Garcia, President of AEG. “These mobile barge-mounted systems use patented technology to attach to the auxiliary exhaust stacks of nearly any vessel entering port – at-berth or at-anchor – eliminating the need for expensive ship retrofits, and providing the public with cleaner air.”
AMECS is approved for simultaneous emission capture from two exhaust stacks of a single ship, with independently verified test results proving 90% to 99% reduction of the particulate matter (PM), nitrous oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxides (SO2) found in diesel exhaust.
“CARB’s approval of AMECS as an alternative to the at-berth emissions reductions rule provides the flexibility our shipping lines need while protecting our environment and creating new jobs for our communities,” said representatives from the Port of Long Beach, a strong supporter of AMECS throughout its development.
In 2013, the Port of Long Beach provided about $2 million in seed money to help test the AMECS system.
“We’re thrilled any time we can find more tools to reduce emissions and continue to improve community health. That’s why we fund projects like the demonstration and testing of these new technologies, through our Technology Advancement Program,” said Board of Harbor Commissioners President Lori Ann Guzmán. “We’ve made a lot of progress in reducing air pollution, and we are nurturing new technologies like these to help us do even more.”
OCTOBER 24, 2014 — Lysaker, Norway, headquartered Clean Marine AS says it has been selected by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) for two new
MAY 15, 2014 — With stringent new sulfur oxide (SOx) emission regulations due to be enforced from January 2015, Finnlines has ordered Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for six of its Baltic
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 — Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) is to integrate a package of advanced environmental protection and energy savings systems into a 7,500-unit car carrier on order at
JUNE 24, 2013 — Norwegian cruise and ferry operator Color Line has contracted Wärtsilä to retrofit four exhaust gas cleaning systems to its SuperSpeed 2 Ropax ferry. The installation is expected to