Eindhoven, the Netherlands, March 13, 2014 – AEC Maritime has installed a closed loop scrubber installation, which has been commissioned and is now fully operational at the Scandlines Ferry M/V Schleswig-Holstein, sailing on the route Puttgarden-Rødby. With this technology, ship owners can use high sulphur fuels while meeting the strict requirements set by the IMO MARPOL Annex VI Resolution MEPC 184 (159).
“AEC Maritime is proud to have successfully installed an all-in-one compact scrubber system in close co-operation with Scandlines. We showed that our technology works as expected” said Marcel Clephas, Managing Director of AEC Maritime.
The commissioning took place aboard the M/V Schleswig-Holstein of Scandlines, one of Europe’s largest ferry operators. “We are impressed with the AEC approach and the simplicity of their system. Their technology works without filters so there is no polluting packed bed. AEC Maritime has made clever use of their 20 years’ experience within scrubber technology” remarked Fini Alsted Hansen, Technical Superintendent Fleet Management at Scandlines.
“We are the scrubbing specialists. In fact that’s all we do. Our experience dates back to 1994 and includes extensive research on how to reduce emissions and odours. We have applied this technology in 2.300 land-based scrubber systems” added Clephas. For the maritime industry, AEC Maritime has a patent pending on the design of this scrubbing technology that is applicable to all type of engines.
AEC scrubber technology is environmentally friendly. AEC offers closed loop scrubbers, open scrubbers and hybrid scrubbers. All systems are simple to operate. They have low energy consumption, low back pressure and no polluting packed bed. AEC scrubbers can be used on all types of ship engines. Working in close co-operation with their partners (VDL, Wolfard & Wessels and GEA Westfalia Seperators), AEC provides an all-inclusive solution: tailored design, engineering, manufacturing and installation for industrial and marine organisations.
We are impressed with the AEC approach and the simplicity of their system. Their technology works without filters so there is no polluting packed bed.
— Fini Alsted Hansen, Technical Superintendent Fleet Management at Scandlines
With a proven track record of over 2.300 land-based scrubbers, we have the solution for your SOx emission challenges. — Marcel Clephas, Managing Director of AEC Maritime
AEC Maritime has made clever use of their 20 years’ experience in scrubber technology. — Fini Alsted Hansen, Technical Superintendent Fleet Management at Scandlines
Dutch company AEC Maritime focuses on providing solutions to ship-owners who have to comply with new international legislation to lower sulphur emission from ships.
The company’s experience in scrubbing systems dates back to 1994 and includes extensive research in emission and odour reducing techniques. We offer complete and tailor-made design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of clean air technology systems for industrial and marine organisations. With a proven track record of over 2300 land-based scrubber systems, we have the total solution for your SOx emission challenges.
Scandlines was founded in 1998 and is one of the largest ferry operators in Europe. On three short distance routes between Denmark, Germany and Sweden with high frequency and large capacity, Scandlines provides efficient and reliable transportation services to both passengers and freight customers. The main focus of all Scandlines’ activities is creating value for the customers on board the ferries as well as in the BorderShops.
In 2013, Scandlines transported 11 million passengers, 2.5 million cars and 0.7 million freight units on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.