Combi Freighter Bandura Gets Innovative Scrubber from Value Maritime
Noordwijk Ocean Services has signed a contract to outfit their freighter Bandura with the new exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) from Value Maritime. Installation will take place in February 2020.
Noordwijk Ocean Services has been operating mv Bandura since December 2010. It is a Damen Combi Freighter with 8000 deadweight and a 3.0MW engine. The company’s main shipping route is Continent/USA.
“The Value Maritime scrubber is based on an innovative technology that not only allows us to comply with the global 0.5% Sulphur Cap but is also able to reduce SOx emissions down to 0.1%”, says Anna Bandura, Managing Director at Noordwijk Ocean Services. “This allows our vessels to comply also in the Emission Control Areas. They also reduce PM and PAH emissions compared to burning compliant fuel. Sox, PAH, and PM are dangerous to human health. In addition, this EGCS allows our vessels to continue to burn HFO which is expected to be more economical compared to compliant fuels, thus helping us better manage financial risks and protect the company’s sustainability.”
Value Maritime has developed a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” EGCS in a 20ft transportable casing, that filters Sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from a vessel’s exhaust gasses. The system assures compliance with the IMO 0.1% Sulphur cap (SECA). The EGCS comes in three sizes suitable for vessels with different engine sizes. These include: 3.0MW (0.1%), 6.0MW (0.1%) and 9.0MW (0.1%).
The systems are hybrid ready and Value Maritime can provide a closed-loop module in a similar size casing if preferred. The scrubber is set to be installed on the Bandura in February 2020; just after the IMO 2020 goes into effect on 1 January.