The global 0.5% sulphur cap will be introduced in 2020, and up to 70,000 ships may be affected by the regulation according to IMO.
Shipowners face a choice of switching from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to marine gas oil (MGO), burning an ultra-low sulphur HFO/hybrid fuel, retrofitting vessels to use alternative fuels such as LNG or installing scrubber systems which allow them to continue operating on regular HFO.
What are the options?
The implementation time is short; operators investigating options other than a fuel shift need to have strategies and options ready.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, the best option to comply with the upcoming regulation depends on the vessel type and vessel size, operational patterns and which fuels are available in the short and long term.
Whatever option you choose, Climeon´s Heat Power System can help you to improve your vessel’s efficiency.
Climeon is turning waste heat from ship engines into clean electricity.
The solution can be deployed in both newbuild and retrofit installations and is applicable for all fuel types. The technology is extremly compact and operates at low pressure levels. Due to its modular design the system is easily scalable from 150 kW up to 2 MW installations.
A Climeon Heat Power System producing 2 MW of clean electricity enables shipowners to reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than 7,000 tonnes, equalling 2,300 tonnes of saved fuel every year. 2 MW of electricity can cover up to 20% of a cruise ship’s hotel load.
Shipowners like Virgin Voyages, Viking Line and Maersk have already recognised the advantages of the Climeon Heat Power system.