CROE at the Posidonia 2018 International Shipping Exhibition, in Athens

Nick Confuorto’s CR Ocean Engineering’s President and COO will be heading the CROE delegation to the 2018  Posidonia international shipping exhibition, in Athens, Greece. Held every two years, the event will take place June 4-8 in Athens. It will gather under one roof the leaders of the shipping industry and […]

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Glasgow Ship Manager Awards Multi-Scrubber Contract to CR Ocean Engineering

Songa Shipmanagement Ltd., part of the Oslo-based BLYSTAD Group, will retrofit CR Ocean Engineering Marine Scrubbers on 14 vessels in its fleet with an option for 5 more. New Jersey, April 15th, 2018. After evaluation of available options,Glasgow based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd. selected CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, as the supplier […]

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In the quest for IMO compliance and lower harmful emissions, for shippers ‘The cheapest and probably best alternative right now seems to be the scrubber’

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, in an article discussing IMO compliance, notes that scubber technology remains the most viable technology. Excerpts: “How does all this fit into the industries search for lowering harmful emissions? Well as there is yet to emerge a single fuel that is clean and has negligible harmful emissions, […]

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Global 2020: Scrubbing will be the lowest cost route to compliance, says consultant

By Lesley Bankes-Hughes— However, the transition to a 0.5% global sulphur cap ‘could take two to three years and will cost us all money,’ notes Robin Meech, MD of Marine & Energy Consulting. Addressing delegates on the opening day of the Middle East Bunkering Convention in Dubai, Meech gave a useful […]

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With a 175% Return on Investment, marine scrubbers make economic sense: Deutsche Bank

Ship and Bunker discusses the ROI of scrubbers pointing out how much economic sense they make: “Scrubbers, or exhaust abatement technology, which allow ships to meet sulfur targets but continue to burn high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) will deliver a decent return on investment, according to new research. “The study from […]

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EGCSA: by 2020, no fuel choice will avoid inevitability of requirements to install marine scrubbers

Excerpt of a larger post published November 20 in Ship and Bunker. “When the ‘IMO 2020’ global 0.50% sulfur cap for marine fuel comes into force on January 1, 2020, vessel operators will need to install and use an exhaust gas cleaning system — more commonly known as a scrubber […]

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Inside Marine interviews CROE President & COO Nick Confuorto for special issue ‘A Century of Exceptional Engineering’

We publish excerpts from a feature article originally published in Inside Marine (pages 42-45): From its beginnings in jet ejectors, CR Ocean Engineering now stands as a definitive voice in the maritime scrubbing market. Ahead of centenary celebrations this year, Company President, Nick Confuorto, shared his view on the organisation’s […]

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CROE’s Nick Confuorto Seminar to Address London Seminar on Scrubber Systems

  Nick Confuorto, CR Ocean Engineering President and COO, will lead a seminar on Scrubber Technology. Organized by Lloyds’s Maritime Academy, the event will take place October 3-4, 2017, at the Hilton Olympia, in London. The seminar will explore compliance, cost analysis, and feasibility solutions. You will hear from regulatory […]

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Nick Confuorto, CR Ocean Engineering’s President and Chief Operations Officer, on the CROE Scrubbing System

“The CR Ocean Engineering scrubbing system is designed to be relatively small in both diameter and height, highly efficient and very cost-effective. It is designed to have low backpressure, has an all metal construction, requires no bypass and can run dry without concerns. An advanced technology washwater system is also […]

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A strong case for scrubbers? Marine Propulsion’s Paul Fanning asks if the post-2020 case for using scrubbers will be too good to ignore

Reposted from Marine Propulsion.  Speaking at last week’s European Marine Engineering Conference in Amsterdam, Iain White of ExxonMobil gave a presentation that put fuelling scenarios for 2020 into sharp focus. While he made it clear that there would be no ‘magic bullet’ that would guarantee compliance with the sulphur cap, […]

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Light at the end of the funnel: Green finance for dirty ships — New ways to foot the hefty bill for making old ships less polluting

Published originally in The Economist: SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just 15 of the […]

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Incentive for scrubbers driven by $200/mt price differential: shipowners

Reprinted from BunkerWorld. High sulfur fuel oil has to be at least $200/mt cheaper than 0.5% low sulfur fuel oil or 0.1% marine gasoil to incentivize shipowners to install scrubbers, shipowners said Tuesday at the International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum. “The bigger the spread between high sulfur fuel […]

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From Ship & Bunker: Jan de Nul Laud HFO and Scrubber Combination Over LNG Bunkers

Excerpts of a note published 3/16/2017 in Ship & Bunker. Jan De Nul Group (Jan De Nul) Wednesday suggested the use of HFO in combination with exhaust gas scrubbers could have fewer environmental and operational downsides than the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as marine fuel. “LNG is being […]

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Maritime Executive Features CR Ocean Engineering President and COO Nick Confuorto

We reprint the note published in Maritime Executive’s February print issue.

‘There is no better time than now to invest in a marine scrubber’: Ship & Bunker interviews CROE COO and President Nick Confuorto

We reprint below excerpts of a Ship & Bunker interview with CR Ocean Engineering Chief Operations Officer and President Nick Confuorto, where he discusses scrubber technology. Mr. Confuorto says that scrubber prices are undergoing changes and, for that reason, this is the best time to invest in a CROE scrubber […]

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Marine Scubbers Could Save Shippers Millions Yearly: Rudy Kassinger

The economics of scrubbers as a compliance solution for the 2020 0.50 percent sulfur emissions cap are a “slam dunk” said Rudy Kassinger in an interview with Ship & Bunker. Even by conservative estimates, the savings could reach in the millions of dollars, far above the initial investment of installing […]

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CROE’s Nick Confuorto Discusses Benefits of Scrubbers as a Compliance Solution With Ship and Bunker

Below, we link to two articles published by Ship & Bunker where Nick Confuorto, CR Ocean Engineering’s President and Chief Operations Officer, discusses the effectiveness of marine exhaust gas scrubbers and their economic benefits in light of the 2020 new caps on sulfur emissions. Scrubbers are one step ahead of […]

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Shipping Fuel Change to Upend Refining – and Threaten OPEC crudes

We cross post an important analysis from Reuters, which discussesthe effects on the shipping industry of the 2020 switch to cleaner fuels.  By Libby George | LONDON — A switch to cleaner fuels in the world’s ships in 2020 could double the profits of the world’s most advanced oil refineries – but […]

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