For the 2020 deadline, there are in essence four choices available:
- Switching from high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) to marine gas oil (MGO) or distillates
- Using very-low-sulphur fuel oil or compliant fuel blends (0.50% sulphur)
- Retrofitting vessels to use alternative fuels such as LNG or other sulphur-free fuels
- Installing exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers), which allows operation on regular HSFO
To assist in navigating these waters, this guidance paper aims to provide an update of the latest regulatory developments and enforcement measures, as well as technological and market developments for alternative compliance solutions.
This report is an update of the DNV GL Global Sulphur Cap brochure, published in October 2016, and includes an extended section on scrubbers. Other compliance options, e.g. LNG as fuel, are covered in other DNV GL publications, e.g., “Assessment of selected alternative fuels and technologies”, published in June 2018.
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