Shipowners and operators are now faced with having to decide between switching to a lower sulfur fuel or embracing alternate solutions, such as exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) and LNG.
In a shipping industry where small, incremental savings could mean the difference between being competitive or losing money, the scrubber alternative could make a big difference.
All EGCSA member companies have provided scrubbers to the shipping industry and have had significant successes. As an example, CR Ocean Engineering (CROE) has several on board units in successful operation, and many others in the design and fabrication stage for some very reputable shipping / cruising companies.
This article aims at providing up-to-date information the scrubber technology option and regulations.
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