Despite burning high sulphur fuel oil, ships fitted with scrubbers emit cleaner exhaust gases than the thousands of vessels using LSFO. And they’re saving money too.
Scrubbers make more economic, mechanical and operational sense, because shipowners can no longer justify the downtime and engine trouble associated with low sulphur fuel oils
A comprehensive explanation of how a gas scrubber is fitted to a ship.
Only by adopting scrubbers as part of a waste-reducing circular mindset will the maritime industry be able to achieve genuine environmental gains. Less than that is simply lip service to green ideals.
VLCCs using much-maligned HSFO to transport oil products now have some of the lower emissions and are profiting from the innovative use of scrubbers. This is how the best environmental technology works - it saves money and makes the world a better place.
Pacific Green’s much-lauded ENVI-Marine™ system is righty famous in the shipping industry. But now there’s a way to own one which is literally ‘win-win’ for the customer.
Shipping runs thick through the veins of the Gullestrup family. Father, Per, headed up Clipper Group and now his daughter, Tanja, is human resources director of Pacific Green Technologies, the gas scrubber pioneer.
For those shipowners who want to capitalize on scrubbers’ obvious benefits, the right scrubbing partner will be their most valuable asset.
Investing in greener technologies, including emissions control, is already a good bet, and it’s only going to become more lucrative as humanity works to clean up its act.
In the move towards long-term alignment with climate policy, LNG is in danger of being a diversion. And, with the amount of money that needs to be spent to develop the currently sparse global LNG bunkering infrastructure, that diversion could be very costly. If LNG is the answer, we’re asking the wrong question.