Scrubber Sales Accelerate
Despite the level of confidentiality regarding sales, the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) estimates there are now some 300 (member and non-member) exhaust cleaning gas systems installed or on order, with Carnival Corporation announcing a very significant investment in May this year and that it intends to fit scrubbers to 70 vessels.
The most significant growth has been seen in the ferry/RO-RO and cruise sectors, where vessels are spending all or a substantial part of their sailing time in Emission Control Areas. The projected investment by Carnival and DFDS alone will total around US$0.5 billion.
EGCSA believes that scrubber installations on other ship types will certainly continue to grow at an increased rate, as charterers realise that scrubbed vessels are more commercially attractive.
Member installations and orders have doubled in the year to July 14: