The International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s convention for the reduction of sulphur oxides (SOx) demands that sulphur emission levels in emission control areas (ECAs) shall be cut to 0.1% from the year 2015 and that the global emission level must not exceed 0.5% from the year 2020.
The order for Clean Marine EGCS will enable the new medium-range tankers, owned and operated by a British oil major, to comply with this regulation without switching to more expensive fuels.
The two MR2 type tankers (hull number 2495 and 2496) have a deadweight of 40,000 and are part of a series of five sister vessels to be constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
The EGCS system features integrated fan and gas recirculation technology which allows one EGCS unit to simultaneously serve all combustion units, including the boilers. The Clean Marine system supplied to Hyundai Mipo will be designed to clean 100,000 kg exhaust per hour and will remove both sulphur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter from the emissions from one main engine, two auxiliary engines, and one boiler. The system is a hybrid type which can operate in both open loop and in closed loop (zero discharge mode).
Installation of the EGCS is scheduled to take place during 2016.