The project comprises the installation of scrubbers on container ships with a combined capacity of 8.09 m teu. It was implemented to comply with the new regulation – in force from January, 1st 2020 – on the low sulfur content of the Maritime Organization international (IMO) which requires all shipping companies to reduce their sulfur emissions by 85%, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of the sector and significantly improving air quality.
The novelty introduced by the IMO regulation has led the main operators and producers of maritime transport in the world to adopt alternative fuels, such as liquefied gas. LNG has so far emerged as the first choice among alternative fuels such as marine diesel and low-sulfur fuel oil to power boats.
A valid alternative is the scrubber which represents the optimal solution for controlling free polluting emissions into the atmosphere by large boats, as it acts as a filter for the exhaust gases deriving from the combustion of large quantities of fuel.
Spina supplied one of the world’s best-known shipping companies with washing system components for 12 container ships. Specifically, the supply covered: