Marine SOx reduction
Since 2020, the current global limit for the sulphur content of the fuel oil used by ships has been 0.5% m/m (by weight). For vessels sailing in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECAs), the sulphur limit has been 0.1% m/m since 1 January 2015. Marine sulphur emissions can be reduced by:
• reducing the sulphur content of the fuel used
• removing sulphur from the exhaust gas
• operating on cleaner fuel such as liquefied natural gas (LNG)
We provide a number of solutions that help customers reduce SOx emissions and comply with local and global regulations. These solutions enable the use of fuels with different sulphur contents, including alternative fuels with close to zero sulphur content, such as natural gas. Our offering of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) not only reduce SOx emissions, but also remove large levels of particulate matter and black carbon. The Wärtsilä EGCS can be customised to meet both the 0.1% limit in Emission Control Areas (ECA) and the global 0.5% cap set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).