The marine air emission reduction legislations are fast changing.

On 1st  August 2006 the Baltic Sea became the first fully implemented SECA.

On 11th  August 2007 the North Sea and English Channel became the second SECA under European Commission Directive 2005/33.

On 1st  January 2015 the  SOx and related particulate matter  emissions were further reduced in ECAs by reducing fuel Sulphur content  to 0.10%.

In January 2014 North American ECA was implemented . It regulates  SOx, particulate matter and NOx.



Outside of ECAs, the global limit of sulfur in fuel was reduced to 3.50% at the beginning of 2012, and will be further reduced to 0.50% in 2020. This will significantly increase  the  Opex for most of ships.

Compliance with IMO air emission regulations is a major concern for Shipowners and has considerable operational and commercial impact. For the existing and new build  fleets trading to SECA and North America ECA areas a retrofit of the exhaust gas scrubbers, SCR or EGR could be a viable and a cost effective option.








Albion Marine Solutions is turn key service provider.  Our professional team  is well prepared  to plan, execute and support the retrofit  of  scrubbers, selective catalytic reduction (SCR)  and  exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)   systems  on clients’  vessels while managing the operational and technology risks, and sourcing the most cost-effective and reliable solutions from Capex and future Opex perspective.

Our experts can carry out a Feasibility Study and calculate pay back period based on vessel’s operational profile. We are available to assist Owners in selection of most suitable equipment and provide engineering, fabrication, retrofit  and project management service.




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