Photo: ME Production
The Danish shipping company will invest DK300m (approx. €40.2m) in equipping 12 of its freighters serving the company's traffic in the Mediterranean with hybrid open/closed loop scrubber systems.
The scrubbers will be supplied by ME Production, a Danish developer and manufacturer of customised emission reduction systems for marine applications, with whom DFDS cooperated in the past while installing scrubbers on-board its ships that ply in the 2015-established 0.1% Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) in northern Europe.
As of 1 January 2020, all of the world's other seas that currently aren't a SECA will become an emission control area, requiring ships to run on a bunker with sulphur content less than 0.5%."We are happy to already now start preparing for complying with the new limit on sulphur content in emissions in the Mediterranean. This will bring environmental benefits for all. By applying DFDS' extensive experience of procuring, installing and operating scrubber systems we are achieving both operational and financial synergies," Niels Smedegaard, CEO, DFDS, commented.