Get Ready for 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
The DuPont™ Marine Scrubber Gets You in Compliance
Futureproof your fleet against expected rising marine diesel oil (MDO) prices and lack of MDO fuel availability with the DuPont™ Marine Scrubber.
GLOBAL SULPHUR CAP CONFIRMED FOR 2020
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the regulatory authority for international shipping, made the decision to implement a global sulphur cap of 0.5% Sulphur (%S) fuel in 2020 during the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 70 meeting in London in October 2016.
Abatement technology such as a DuPontTM Marine Scrubber is the only way to continue shipping operations as usual with heavy fuel oil of up to 3.5%S content while remaining in compliance come 2020.
EMISSION CONTROL AREAS
Since 1 January 2015, IMO MARPOL Annex VI requires all ships located inside of designated Emission Control Area (ECA) to use fuel with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.1% sulphur, or to employ an abatement technology that can be used to reduce SOx limits to a level that would be produced by the sulphur-in-fuel limits. Other ECAs are being announced in addition to IMO ones (see table for details).
A DuPont™ Marine Scrubber enables any vessel to meet sulphur emission limits without switching to expensive low-sulphur fuel when entering an ECA. This economic and highly reliable compliance option allows for "business as usual" bunkering. With a scrubber, there is no need for fuel-switching.
The DuPont™ Marine Scrubber has “Run Dry” capability and no by-pass, allowing vessels that travel in and out of ECAs to comply as efficiently as possible with its slim design. One scrubber can meet 0.1%S and 0.5%S requirements.
|North Sea||0.1||January 2015|
|Baltic Sea||0.1||January 2015|
|Remaining EU Waters||0.5||January 2020|
|North America||0.1||January 2015|
|Hong Kong||0.5||July 2015|
|China (Select Ports)||0.5||January 2017|