Challenges for operation on Sulphur Cap 2020 Compliant Fuels

Exhaust Gas cleaning is an effective and mature industrial technology with more than 20 scrubbers manufacturers in the business. The decision to install scrubbers’ today will come with a fancy price tag but it will also mean lower cost of compliance when the limit is enforced. However, amidst of all uncertainties, many shipowners are considering meeting the regulations with the compliant fuel. This choice is associated with lower investment cost but has some technical and commercial challenges to make it a viable long term solution. The existing Fuel Oil System needs to be upgraded to handle low viscous compliant oil with some factors of redundancy to store different grade of oils as the fuel market, at the time of writing this, is expected to be very uncertain post implementation. 

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