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LR APPROVES NEW SCRUBBER TECHNOLOGY

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 

Lloyd’s Register has issued certification for the new Value Maritime scrubber system. Value Maritime received the International Air Pollution Prevention (IAPP) certificate from the classification society after successfully demonstrating the innovative technology outside Emissions Control Areas.

 

The scrubber system was put to test under diverse and extreme conditions on the first vessel on which it was installed. This was undertaken while the vessel was doing its voyages between the Netherlands and Russia. 
The scrubber performance exceeded expectations and ensures compliance with the IMO 0.1% sulphur cap for vessels operating engines with power outputs of 2MW to 6MW.
“We are currently finalising new commercial orders for our scrubber system and look forward to supplying vessels across the world in the coming years,” said Value Maritime.
Value Maritime believes that with new technological, innovative and financeable solutions, it can decrease shipping’s environmental footprint and contribute to improved competitiveness of vessel operators in the maritime industry.
“In the entire discussion about banning scrubbers in ports and coastal waters, we feel authorities forget the harmful effect that ultra-fine particulate matter has on people and the environment. The exhaust from Marine Gas Oil has an even higher count of ultra-fine particulate matter and thus poses an increased health risk. Our unique scrubber system also filters ultra-fine particulate matter and will therefore benefit the environment while operating in ports and coastal waters using either Marine Gas Oil or HFSO,” said the company.
“Regarding open- or closed loop systems. We see that shipowners mostly decide to choose their scrubbers hybrid ready. We have prepared our scrubber to be compatible as an open-loop, closed-loop or hybrid system, depending on the customers’ preference.”
Value Maritime was founded by Christiaan Nijst & Maarten Lodewijks (both pictured) who are cited as having “reinvented scrubbing” for the Maritime sector by developing a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” EGCS in a 20ft transportable casing. This filters the sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from the exhaust gasses of vessels. 

 

The scrubber system was put to test under diverse and extreme conditions on the first vessel on which it was installed. This was undertaken while the vessel was doing its voyages between the Netherlands and Russia. 

The scrubber performance exceeded expectations and ensures compliance with the IMO 0.1% sulphur cap for vessels operating engines with power outputs of 2MW to 6MW.


“We are currently finalising new commercial orders for our scrubber system and look forward to supplying vessels across the world in the coming years,” said Value Maritime.

Value Maritime believes that with new technological, innovative and financeable solutions, it can decrease shipping’s environmental footprint and contribute to improved competitiveness of vessel operators in the maritime industry.

“In the entire discussion about banning scrubbers in ports and coastal waters, we feel authorities forget the harmful effect that ultra-fine particulate matter has on people and the environment. The exhaust from Marine Gas Oil has an even higher count of ultra-fine particulate matter and thus poses an increased health risk. Our unique scrubber system also filters ultra-fine particulate matter and will therefore benefit the environment while operating in ports and coastal waters using either Marine Gas Oil or HFSO,” said the company.

“Regarding open- or closed loop systems. We see that shipowners mostly decide to choose their scrubbers hybrid ready. We have prepared our scrubber to be compatible as an open-loop, closed-loop or hybrid system, depending on the customers’ preference.”

Value Maritime was founded by Christiaan Nijst & Maarten Lodewijks (both pictured) who are cited as having “reinvented scrubbing” for the Maritime sector by developing a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” EGCS in a 20ft transportable casing. This filters the sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from the exhaust gasses of vessels. 

To learn more about the scrubber watch the YouTube video to the right.

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