NYK to Team with ClassNK and Others to Develop Technologically Advanced Exhaust Gas Cleaning System

Academia, Associations, Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology — By on December 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), the Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI),  which is an NYK Group company, and ClassNK have teamed up with Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University and Sembcorp Marine Technology Pte. Ltd. for research
on an exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS)* intended to be used to control SOx emissions** outside emission control areas (ECAs).

This joint research project between Singapore and Japan will be funded by a grant from the Singapore Maritime Institute and carried out with the support of the ClassNK Joint R&D for
Industry Program.***

Unlike the development of EGCSs intended for use inside ECAs, this research will focus on the future need to comply with SOx emissions regulations outside ECAs after 2020 or 2025.

Working with a leading EGCS manufacturer, the project will utilize the most advanced
technology available to simplify EGCS operations, as well as reduce costs and CO2
emissions compared with existing conventional EGCSs for ECAs. The project will also aim
to promote the development of new technologies for system installation such as
simplification and miniaturization, in order to ensure that the system can be installed on a
variety of ship types, as well as newbuildings and existing vessels.

NYK, MTI, and ClassNK will continue their efforts, ahead of international regulations, in the
research and development of beneficial environmental measures.

* Exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS)
A system that removes harmful substances, such as SOx and particulate matter, by
spraying the exhaust gas in the scrubber with wash water and then treating the used wash
water.

** SOx emissions

The requirements applicable to ships for controlling air pollutant emissions are becoming
stricter every year. In particular, regulations aimed at reducing SOx emissions from vessels
are becoming ever more stringent.
– Within Emission Control Areas (ECAs)
Emission limits of sulfur in fuel oils used in ECAs, which are mostly located off Europe
and North America, will fall from the current 1.0% to 0.1% from January 1, 2015.
– Outside ECAs
Emission limits will fall from the current limit of 3.5% to 0.5% in 2020 or 2025. (The exact
year will be determined by 2018.)

*** ClassNK Joint R&D for Industry Program
The ClassNK Joint R&D for Industry Program provides research support and funding for
joint research projects that address challenges faced by the maritime industry.

About the organizations
NYK Line
Head Office: 3-2 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Yasumi Kudo, President

Monohakobi Technology Institute
Head Office: 3-2 Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Makoto Igarashi, President

ClassNK
Head Office: 4-7 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Noboru Ueda, Chairman

Nanyang Technological University
Head Office: 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore
Representative: Subodh Mhaisalkar, ProfessorSembcorp Marine Technology Pte. Ltd.
Head Office: 29 Tanjong Kling Road, Singapore 628054
Representative: Seow Tan Hong, President

Customer inquiries can be directed to the following companies:
ClassNK
Machinery Department
TEL: +81-3-5226-2022
Email: mcd@classnk.or.jp

Monohakobi Technology Institute
Administration Group
TEL: +81-3-5222-7650
Email: info@monohakobi.com

*Picture’s caption:

From second from left, Heng Chiang Gnee, executive director of Singapore Maritime
Institute; Seow Tan Hong, managing director of Sembcorp Marine Technology Pte. Ltd.;
Makoto Igarashi, president of Monohakobi Technology Institute; Chan Siew Hwa, professor
and co-executive director of Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technology University;
Toshio Kurashiki, operating officer and regional manager of South Asia and Oceania at
ClassNK

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