Maersk Successfully Demonstrates BELCO Marine Scrubber Technology

The Unit is Designed to Clean SOx and Particulates from Exhaust Gas Emissions

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Parsippany, N.J. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO®), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has partnered with the Maersk Group to successfully demonstrate BELCO® Marine Scrubber technology aboard the Maersk Tukang, a container ship with max TEU Capacity of 8,112.

The BELCO® Marine Scrubber was tested over six days in May 2014 as it sailed from the Port of Algeciras, Spain, to Genoa, Italy. Representatives from BELCO® and Maersk were on board, along with a surveyor from the American Bureau of Shipping who was there to witness and monitor the full testing as the system awaits class certification, expected later this year.

The BELCO® Marine Scrubber was installed on the Tukang, which has a max TEU capacity of 8,112, in 2013 in Qingdao, China, during a scheduled drydock. The unit is designed to clean SOx and particulates from exhaust gas emissions from a 3.2 MW auxiliary engine. Open loop tests confirmed that BELCO® achieved 100 percent compliance with MARPOL Annex IV regulations for all air and washwater emission criteria. Closed loop testing is scheduled for early fall 2014. BELCO® expects a successful demonstration since it has been engineering closed loop wet scrubbing systems for refineries and other land-based applications for over 20 years.

The BELCO® Marine Scrubber reduces SOx and particulate emissions from ship engines and boilers, enabling vessels to meet sulphur emission limits as required by IMO MARPOL Annex VI regulations without switching to low-sulphur fuel. BELCO® designs and supplies slim, reliable exhaust gas cleaning systems that operate maintenance-free for extended periods of continuous operation.

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