In cooperation with Gürdesan, Bioland and W-tr, a meeting was held recently on signing the contract on the sale of PANASIA's systems. The contract is expected to be signed.
SOx Scrubbing System for ship
International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set the maximum allowable content of sulfur in fuel used by ships through MARPOL 73/78 ‘International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships’ that entered into force in 2005. All ships operating in SECA (Sulfur Emission Control Area) have been required to use fuel with the sulfur content of 1% or less since July 2010 and to use fuel with the sulfur content of 0.1% or less since 2015. In addition, regulatory requirement of using fuels with the sulfur content of 0.5% or less in all oceans throughout the world is to take effect in 2020.
To meet the requirements on the permitted sulfur levels in ships’ fuels, ships must use fuels with low sulfur content or be equipped with the desulfurization system equivalent to meet IMO, MARPOL 73/78 regulations. Low sulfur fuel is a viable option on a short term basis but are too expensive to use which makes the flue gas desulfurization system combined with a continued use of existing high sulfur fuels an optimal alternative in terms of long-term operating costs while meeting environmental regulations.