Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems IMO Approved Methods of Controlling Sulphur Emissions in ECAs

There are two basic ways to comply with the stringent new emissions regulations that came into effect January 1, 2015 in the North American and North Baltic Emission Control Areas, known as ECAs, that call for using fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10%.

In the document “Frequently Asked Questions, Sulphur limits in emission control areas from 1 January 2015″, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) states that

Ships can “meet the new requirements by using low sulphur fuel oil such as Marine Gas Oil (sometimes called distillates).

Or, they can choose equivalent technology, also approved by MARPOL Annex VI, signed by 77 parties and representing 94.7% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage.

Under “Equivalents” provisions also adopted in 2008, ships may meet the SOx requirements by using approved equivalent methods, such as an apparatus or piece of equipment (for example, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems or “scrubbers”, which “clean” the emissions before they are released into the atmosphere). […]

The CROE® Marine Scrubber meets those requirements, making it a perfect solution for new-builds or as a retrofit to existing ships — cruise ships, ferries, bulk carriers, containerships, RoRo and others. The CROE® scrubbing system can be an Open Loop (a once through scrubber using seawater to reduce SO2), or as Closed Loop (a recirculating scrubber design that utilises an aqueous solution to reduce SO2), or as a combination of both designs called Hybrid.

Why switch to a far more expensive fuel when there’s a far more affordable option?

Video with retrofitting information.

Here you can get an idea of the savings this technology can bring to your company.

Contact CROE President and COO Nick Confuorto  or call + 1 (973) 455-0005

sulphur limits FAQ