PILOT SCRUBBER – New Generation Lightweight Pilot Scrubber Solution installed on a Ro-Ro Ship operating on the Motorway of the Baltic Sea
The current Action is part of a Global Project, which addresses the LNG, the methanol and scrubber options with the aim to find efficient and economically viable solutions to meet the SECA regulations 2015 and to support the development of a competitive, and environmentally sustainable, shipping sector in the Baltic Sea. This Pilot Action specifically addresses the use of scrubber technology for abatement of sulphur oxides from ships’ exhaust emissions and aims at reduced environmental impact of shipping and to achieve IMO MARPOL Annex IV SECA requirements by: Installation, evaluation and demonstration of a new generation, innovative lightweight scrubber technology in full scale on existing Ro-Ro vessels TransAtlantic Transpaper type and Wagenborg Schieborg, operating in the Baltic Sea and in the North Sea. Verification and evaluation of the specific port infrastructure and preparatory investments needed for a full scale implementation of the new generation scrubber technology. Expected results are to find viable solutions to meet the SECA requirements by the use of new light scrubber technology. The results would greatly improve the competitiveness of the shipping sector versus other modes of transport and thus reduce the environmental impact from transports. The Action will also investigate how a financial mechanism can be set up in order to support ship-owners/operators adopting the new technology and give recommendations to decision-makers on how to implement this mechanism. Dissemination of results and gained experience from the Action will provide guidance to the shipping community and will assist followers how to choose optimum SECA compliance strategies.
Source:Motorways of the Sea