Oslo-based TECO 2030, an engineering and equipment development company, is developing a next-generation ship funnel which will help vessels to reduce their emissions
The TECO 2030 Future Funnel is billed as a unique emissions reduction concept to help ships reduce sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, black carbon and particulate matter. In addition, the system will be equipped with carbon capture and storage capabilities.
TECO 2030 chief executive Tore Enger said “TECO 2030 Future Funnel is a unique concept of next-generation marine emissions reduction system. The system will be ready for future regulations, and in line with the initial IMO greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy.”
Mr Enger added “The unique Future Funnel solution can provide shipowners with the ultra low emission vessel (ULEV) notation. Since more than 40% of the fuel mix in 2050 is expected to be fossil fuels, the Future Funnel will be a significant contributor to the IMO GHG emissions reduction goals.”
The company’s chief development officer Shyam Thapa said the system will be “the most comprehensive emissions reduction system” for shipowners seeking to future proof their vessel operations using fossil fuel adding, “The concept enables shipowners to receive ULEV and low emission vessel class notations even when running on high sulphur fuel oil. This technology will also be an add-on to vessels that already have installed exhaust gas cleaning systems.”
The concept builds on the first-generation TECO 2030 Future Funnel with additional developments. Integration of the additional emissions reduction modules will start in early 2021.
The system is being developed in close collaboration with TECO 2030’s long-term partner AVL in Austria.