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Consultants See unprecedented Surge in Short-Notice Scrubber Enquiries

Concerns over the quality of new very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) blends are driving new interest in installing scrubbers, according to marine engineering consultancy Foreship.

The Company has seen “an unprecedented surge of enquiries on how exhaust gas Cleaning systems can be fitted at short notice, following emerging markets misgivings over the quality and availability of 0.50% sulfur content new fuels,” it siad in a statement last week.


Equipment suppliers have been working to reduce installation times for the emissions-cleaning systems, the company said, but shipowners still require assurance that the systems have fully evaluated and optimised

“The realities of IMO2020 have caught many off guard, with some in the market quickly shifting from contemplating whether a switch to scrubbers was advantageous to considering how soon they can practically do so, “Olli Somerkalio, project lead for scrubbers at Foreship, said in a statement

Article Source: Ship & Bunker

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