Marine Diesel Exhaust Gas Emissions: Bulk Carrier 2015 ECA Ready

By George Backwell at September 06, 2013 23:05
Filed Under: Marine Diesel Engines, Scrubbers
Clean Marine’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS, or more informally ‘scrubber system’) fitted to Torvald Klaveness’ bulk carrier MV Balder is the first, say the manufacturers, to operate this type of system inside the US Emission Control Area (ECA). The ship’s master obtained prior permission from the US Coast Guard to enter and exit the zone burning its normal Heavy Fuel Oil, with diesel engine exhaust gasses scrubbed by the EGCS, rather than burning the more expensive Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (1% Sulphur content). Bulk carrier MV Balder: Photo courtesy of Clean Marine Subsequently, officials from the U.S. Coast Guard and EPA, conducted a Port State Control examination in Baltimore and confirmed that the installed Clean Marine EGCS was operating satisfactorily and in full compliance with MARPOL Annex VI as an alternative to burning low sulphur fuel oil as set out in the vessel’s  International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate.  MV Balder ... [More]

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