The just-published ABS Advisory on NOx Tier III Compliance provides best practice for IMO Tier III compliance for both newbuild vessels and retrofitted ships.
The advisory includes an overview of available technologies, evaluates considerations for the selection of compliance options and outlines the process for statutory and class approval. It also details best practices for installation and integration of exhaust emission control systems and challenges typically encountered during their operation.
ABS has also launched two supporting notations. The new NOx notation recognizes vessels with engines complying with appropriate MARPOL requirements. The new LEV notation recognizes low emission vessels equipped with engines complying with EU Regulations.
“The industry is looking for assistance on understanding requirements and demonstrating compliance,” said Gareth Burton, ABS Vice President, Technology. “This advisory and the NOx and LEV notations are a fantastic means both for guiding vessel owners and operators through the maze of regulation and technology and highlighting that a vessel meets the regulations. This is another example of ABS responding to shipping’s needs with practical, accessible and timely guidance.”