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Don Gregory, Director,

EGCSA: “In October, IMO made the only correct and sensible decision. No delays.”


Roger Holm, President,

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions:

The introduction of dual- fuel engines and the increasing use of LNG as a fuel will provide a viable means of complying with the sulfur cap require- ments.

Photo: EGCSA

Photo: Wärtsilä tainable Shipping Forum to address the Gas Cleaning System Guidelines for less than in water discharges from oil bers can be used: “Residual fuel and type, source and concentration of mate- those early adopters that have taken part. and gas production platforms. scrubbers can be the most cost-effective rial discharged overboard and the results Within the research program to date, no and environmentally sustainable method of laboratory analysis are available for samples have exceeded the IMO’s lim- “Knowledge, Not Rhetoric” of SOx compliance and EGCSA will use both the European Commission and the its on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons The aim of the EGCSA/Euroshore knowledge and data rather than rhetoric

IMO to view. The EGCSA has said that (PAH) – these chemical compounds are sampling programs is to enable a clear to answer questions and explain the ben- it was reassuring that if the washwater an indicator of oil content and analyses and even application of scrubber dis- e? ts,” stated Gregory. discharge criteria were to be revised have shown that the concentrations of charge rules across Europe and in loca- “Scrubbers offer the only alternative to there would be a waiver in the Exhaust these substances can be up to 30 times tions where open and closed loop scrub- compliance by fuel, not only controlling

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