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Californian ports to test scrubber technology

Trials of exhaust gas cleaning technology are scheduled to begin later this year.



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Updated on 27 Jan 2011 07:32 GMT

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected Hamworthy Krystallon exhaust gas cleaning as the preferred technology to take forward trials aiming to cut sulphur emissions and particulate matter from ships burning heavy fuel oil in port.

The trials, which are set to begin this spring, will see the environmental solution installed on board APL England, a 5500 TEU container vessel trading between Asia and the US. The system will allow APL to continue using low-cost residual fuels for their auxiliary engines, as per IMO ECA rules.

The technology virtually eradicates sulphur emissions, cutting them by 99.9% even when burning residual fuel oil. Additional environmental benefits accrue to the Hamworthy system, which also cuts emissions of particulate matter by up to 85 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 10 percent.

Hamworthy is working alongside US eco-bank Bluefield Holdings in the project, which will see the installation filter out solid contaminants from the exhaust of the ship's auxiliary engines before they leave the funnel. Seawater is then treated and cleaned before being discharged from the ship.

With the shipping industry reckoned to contribute around three per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, IMO has been working towards a global deal to limit GHG pollution. However, with progress limited, the EU has signaled its intent to incorporate shipping into its Emissions Trading Scheme if no agreement is forthcoming by the end of 2011.

Richard D Steinke, Port of Long Beach Executive Director, commented: "Many of the ocean carriers are looking for ways to reduce their vessels' emissions and projects like this are an ideal way to demonstrate the effectiveness of new technology to the industry."

Sigurd Jenssen, Hamworthy Krystallon Managing Director, said: "This is a significant breakthrough for seawater scrubbing technology in a new market for Hamworthy. Given the strict regulations concerning overboard discharges in US ports, it is a clear demonstration that the refinements we have made in developing the system for the cruise ship Zaandam for Holland America Lines have been successfully accepted."






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