The ECO VLGC Corvette, delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries on 2 January, 2015, is fitted with a Class and Flag State approved exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) provided by Clean Marine.
The measurements of exhaust gas emission and washwater criteria are well below the required limits stated in the MEPC guideline 184(59). This ensures vessel compliancy with the 0,1% sulphur limit in ECAs, which has been in place from 1 January this year. The vessel is also compliant with the stricter US EPA requirements of a pH above 6 in washwater, measured at the outlet.
The vessel’s Class Society ABS, on behalf of the Bahamas Flag, issued a formal letter on 8 January, 2015, confirming that the EGCS complies with “Scheme B – EGC System Approval, Survey and Certification Using Continuous Monitoring of SOx Emissions” of the IMO Resolution MEPC.184(59), 2009 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.
The approved EGCS will enable the new Dorian LPG vessel to comply with current and future legislation relating to sulphur emissions without switching to more expensive fuels.