DFDS installs scrubber
Danish ferry operator DFDS Tor Line is currently equipping its vessel Tor Ficaria, which operates between Gothenburg and Immingham in the UK, with a scrubber system to reduce the sulphur content in its exhaust fumes and meet forthcoming IMO regulations. Scrubbing technology uses a process whereby a system in installed in the ship’s funnel and salt water is added to the flue gases to remove the sulphur. According to Per Marzelius, Head of Ship Management at DFDS Tor Line, the investment in scrubbers is a means of complying with the new, stricter sulphur regulations and contributing to a cleaner environment.
Source: PortGot News, 17 June 2009