The HELCOM report provides an overview of the recent development in use of alternative fuels by the Baltic Sea countries, with the focus on liquefied natural gas (LNG) to highlight existing and ongoing programs and incentives on a country / port level and to indicate long term trends according to available data.
This overview has been prepared as part of the EnviSum project (Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping: Measurements and Modelling Strategies). HELCOM’s role is to provide policy linkage to the project, to promote the project outcomes and facilitate involvement of the competent authorities from the Baltic Sea region.
The next EnviSum workshop “Impacts from SECA in Baltic Sea ports – The effects of present and future air emissionsfrom ships” will be held in Gdynia (Poland) on 19th September 2018.
The workshop aims to discuss:
What are the air emissions from ships calling Baltic Sea ports?
How are ship-emissions measured, modeled and calculated?
What are the present and future effects of air emissions in the Baltic Sea?
How has SECA affected the Tri-City (Gdaosk, Gdynia and Sopot) ?
EnviSum project invites producers and vendors of maritime equipment and services, ship-owners, authorities, researchers and maritime organisations who are interested in emissions from ships to participate on the workshop’s discussions. Participation is free of charge!
Last year, EnviSum project promoted a study trip onboard of the Ro-Ro Cargo ship Primula Seaways, offering a theoretical and practical experience on how scrubbers work.
The study trip, held in 9th of May 2017 in Gothenburg (Sweden), increased knowledge about scrubber technology among the 35 participants and also provided an unique opportunity to connect professionals and experts that are interested in or work within scrubbers accross the Baltic Sea.
Measurements of the scrubber efficiency were done onboard a RoPax ship. Measurements showed that scrubber reduce effectively the SO2 concentration from the exhaust gas and also concentration of NOx was reduced. CO and hydrocarbon concentrations were reduced by diesel oxidant catalyst located before scrubber.
Measurements were made in co-operation between Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (VTT).
EnviSuM workshop will be held on 23rd March in St. Petersburg.
The goal of the workshop is to present the positive effects of environmental regulations on air quality and human health with special focus on urban areas, and to discuss the possibilities for increasing collaboration within clean shipping around the Baltic Sea.
This Policy Brief gives you an idea what kind of economic effects SECA have on oil refining industry and thereby to regional economy. An Estonian oil shale processing company, Viru Keemia Grupp, is used as an example.
Maritime Development Center organises an event on international sulfur regulation. The requirements on sulfur reductions on the shipping industry will deliver significant reductions in the environmental impact of international shipping. Come and discuss with us of the following burning issues
What will be the challenges for the ship owners in 2020?
Enforcement of thesulphur regulation – jurisdictional limitations and opportunities