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LNG will help ship owners meet sulphur limits

Strict sulphur limits are set to come into force in designated European waters in 2015, forcing ship owners to change fuel, modify their vessels or face potentially hefty penalties Strict sulphur limits are set to come into force in designated European waters in 2015, forcing ship owners to change fuel, modify their vessels or face potentially hefty penalties.
By Andrew Walker 20 June 2014 Europe & Russia / Gas for Transport 0 10620
An LNG-fuelled ferry. Ships will need low-sulphur fuel or exhaust scrubbers to meet the regulations. (LMG Marin)

Ship owners face a difficult choice of technologies to comply with new sulphur emissions rules set to come into force in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and English Channel next year.

The limits will restrict the sulphur content of fuels to 0.1% in waters designated emission control areas (ECAs) from 2015 under Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.

Companies have two options to comply: switch to a low-sulphur fuel or install exhaust scrubbing technology.

“LNG is only one of the answers....