Friday, August 1, 2014

Maersk Tukang tests BELCO marine scrubber

Maersk Group recently tested BELCO® marine scrubber technology aboard the Maersk Tukang, an 8,112-TEU container ship, according to Dupont subsidiary BELCO Technologies Corporation.

The scrubber was tested in May 2014 on a six-day voyage from the Port of Algeciras, Spain, to Genoa, Italy, with Maersk and BELCO staff on board, according to the company statement. An American Bureau of Shipping surveyor was also present to monitor the testing.

BELCO said the scrubber unit was created to clean sulfur dioxide and particulates from exhaust gas emissions from a 3.2 MW auxiliary engine. Open loop tests confirmed that it achieved 100 percent compliance with MARPOL Annex VI regulations for all air and wash-water emission criteria, according to the statement.

Closed loop testing is planned for early fall 2014.

More Techwire stories

Maersk to add low-sulfur fuel surcharge of up to $150 per-FEU effective Jan. 1

Kongsberg snags $52M order for Chinese and Korean shipbuilders

Maritime e-commerce network INTTRA names new CEO

Penske Logistics joins CargoNet to boost freight security

Port of Rotterdam accurately scans train cargo at speeds of 35MPH

Home | The Magazine | Conferences | Port Handbooks | Newswire | Advertise | Ocean Schedules | Contact
CBN Archives | About CBN | Subscribe to CBN | Southeast Freight Conference | Marine Fuels Conference | Heartland Shippers’ Conference | Port Productivity Conference | Pacific Northwest Ports Handbook
Golden Gates Ports Handbook | Southern California Ports Handbook | Buy Handbooks | Subscirbe to Newswire | Newswire Archives | Upload Files