Scrubber reduce effectively sulphur from ship’s exhaust gas

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).

Read more of the results  from the new report.


EnviSuM WORKSHOP 23 March 2018, in St. Petersburg

The workshop will be held during a HELCOM event – Baltic Sea Day 22-23 March.

The workshop programme: Impacts from ship emissions and possibilities of collaboration in the BSR

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.

An event on International Sulfur Regulation

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 the sulphur regulation – jurisdictional limitations and opportunities

  • Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 12:00 – 16:00
  • Premises of Danish Maritime Authority

See more information from the link below

International sulfur regulation 28th of September


EnviSuM and GoLNG projects are organizing two study visits in Gothenburg, Sweden

Pick and choose programme to Lidköping LBG Plant, Port of Gothenburg, DFDS Petunia Seaways and Nya Älvsborg Meassurement station in Gothenburg, Sweden

From  9th to 10th of May,  2017


Two and a half years have passed since the Baltic Sea Region was introduced as a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA).

It is time to take a closer look at the lessons learned and the experiences gained by shipowners, ports, maritime equipment producers and authorities in the Baltic Sea Region. And what is the business potential that has emerged as a result of the innovations brought on by the SECA regulation?

This study visit takes the form of a “Pick n’ Choose” a programme where you can participate in either;

  • A study visit to Lidköping Biogas Plant or a visit to DFDS Petunia Seaways (scrubber vessel) on the 9th of May
  • On the 10th of May, you can take part in a panel discussion or a company visit and later on join us for a guided tour around the Port of Gothenburg and a visit to Nya Älvsborg Emission Measurement Station



Help us to find out “What are the costs/benefits of the Sulphur Emission Control Areas” by filling the questionnaire

secasurveyThis survey is about the Economic impacts of Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) regulations on maritime market stakeholders. Your comments will help policy makers get a better view of your challenges as a Maritime stakeholder in your compliance, improve human health and protect the environment of BSR.

The final result will be consolidated together with other project activities into a final “Economic Guidelines for SECA” comprising of policy and business recommendations, and an “Investment Decision Tool” for all Maritime stakeholders.

Typically, survey takes 10 -15 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time and feedback!

Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) was created in May 2005 to enforce a stricter control to minimize airborne emissions from ships. Thus ships that operate within SECA must use on board fuel with sulphur content of no more than 0.1% from 1 January 2015.  The implications of this clean shipping regulations on the activities of the maritime stakeholders is directly and indirectly linked to the economic decision that will ensue in their efforts to comply.