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Are Retrofitted Scrubbers the right solution to meet the Global Sulphur Cap?

  • Bureau Veritas 149 Vesterbrogade København, 1800 Denmark (map)

Scrubbers are one of the solutions to comply with the present and future sulphur regulations. However, scrubbers is a relatively new technology in the maritime industry and the costs as well as the technical and environmental performance can be unpredictable.

There is no one defined price for a scrubber; everything depends on size, age and other conditions, so the capital investment may vary from $3 mln up to even $12 mln per vessel. Altogether, the investment might turn out to be quite costly at the beginning. But how about the payback time and ROI? When does it pay off to invest in scrubbers? What is the business case and what are the possible methods of financing the equipment? How do scrubbers perform technically and environmentally compered to MGO and LNG?

This workshop will touch upon the topic from the economic angle, where the speakers will present business cases of different ways of investing in scrubbers as well as share experiences on their performance.  It will address socio-economic, financial and environmental effects of SECA and 2020 Global Sulphur Limit regulation and will explore the needs of the maritime industry when making clean shipping investments. We round the event off with a panel debate where supporters and opponents of scrubbers will have a chance to present their arguments and move the dialog forward. Join us for a discussion on the effects of compliance with the new regulations.


  • Jesper S. Jensen, Head of Technical Division, TORM
  • Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S
  • Rune Jørgensen Daae, Sales Manager, MAN Energy Solutions
  • Henriette Brent-Petersen, Head of Research, Danmarks Skibskredit A/S
  • Anders Amstrup Fournais, Attorney, Hafnia Law Firm

Moderator: Katrine Raun, Journalist, ShippingWatch

You might also want to participate in our seminar about LNG as a Fuel, which takes place right after this event - read more and sign up here

Price (ex. VAT)
Free admission
No-show fee: 500 DKK

The workshop is part of the EnviSum project - Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping: Measurements and Modelling Strategies. Website: Twitter: @EnviSuMproject

Earlier Event: August 21
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