Maarten Lodewijks (drs, msr, RA, MBA)
Maarten is a financial expert with a solid background as a graduate economist and a qualified registered accountant. He finished his MBA Executive Program at Harvard Business School while working at Rederij Spliethoff where he was responsible for corporate finance.”
While working at Rederij Spliethoff, I looked at the implications of IMO 2020 and knew what a huge impact it will have on the company and the industry as a whole.
While discussing the new compact scrubbing technology with Chris, we realized that all equipment could fit and operate in a 20ft container.
This modular concept makes installation either during new building or retrofit, very simple. It enables you to time the installation to meet your program and to have a standard that covers your entire fleet (old and new). It allows you to move the units from ship to ship (sales) at moderate costs should you need to.
This all-inclusive modular concept supports financing arrangements totally separated from the present ship’s financing. Making operational lease for our maritime scrubber a viable and interesting option.
Furthermore looking at the size of the casing we realized it can also be installed on low engine powered (smaller) vessels. This makes it an effective solution for many ships that currently cannot not work with existing scrubber technology.
To make it an attractive business case for ship-owners the price difference between MGO and HSFO (Spread) is an important driver. With the current spread the payback time in 1 – 1.5 years is already strong. Looking at future prices, payback times are even less than a year.
The price difference, capturing sulphur and ultrafine particulate matters plus the finance ability of our scrubber solution gives us exactly the double dividend Value Maritime stands for.”
The first Value Maritime scrubber was financed by “Nationale Groenfonds” (Dutch National Fund for Sustainable Project Finance). They are known to act as a flywheel for innovative solutions that contribute to a better environment.
Not only is the financing is easier, but the full installation of our modular scrubber can also be done in a short time. So, make sure you take a look at our article about doing a Scrubber retrofit installation in 9 days on the Lady Hester.
IMO 2020 is getting closer so for those looking for a solution for their fleet, please do contact us. Our customers are ship-owners or charterers with vessels that have (multiple) engines from 2.0 MW to 9.0 MW. We will be more than happy to discuss how our scrubber could work for you and what financial solutions are possible.