MEP SOx Scrubber

Our MEP – SOx Scrubber solution reduces emissions of SOx.

Sustainable Exhaust Gas Solutions

  • Open Loop scrubber system
  • Open loop scrubber system plus
  • Closed Loop scrubber system
  • Hybrid scrubber system

ME Inline Scrubber

  • Low installation costs in retrofits
  • Requires minimal changes to existing installation
  • Fits in funnel where space is limited

ME Multiple Scrubber

  • Reduces number of installed scrubbers
  • Lower system cost
  • Reduces onboard auxiliary equipment


  • Cost-effective solution to emissions regulations
  • We offer turnkey solutions
  • We provide customized designs for retrofit installations
  • Solution includes complete control and monitoring system
  • Low weight and space-saving compact modular design
  • Easy installation
  • Full silencer capability

MEP Scrubber design

Designed for installation

ME Production provides the option to have the scrubber unit insulated, assembled, wired. Remaining installation of is connecting inlet- and outlet piping, and power supply and communication to IO box.

This solution provides two opportunities for vessel owners – either to finish the installation during yard stay or leave wiring and pipe work to be carried out during operation.

So far, ME Production has achieved great results with 3-week* complete yard installation for open loop systems. Vessel owner realises fuel cost savings from day one after departure from yard with fully functional scrubber system. This concept provides certainty of system implementation, and a definite deadline.

If vessel owner prefers 6-12 months of installation on-board for piping and final installation, ME Production supports this as well.

Mitigating risk throughout installation

Installation of scrubber systems can be exposed to risk of delays during installation and/or departing yard with significant shortcomings, as of any other marine project.

ME Production provides standalone sub-assemblies, for yard to connect with inlet/outlet piping and power supply and communication to IO box.

As part of contract, a list of scope of supply between parties is made, giving full overview of components for owner or yard to connect to. For open loop systems, a little as 7 individual sub-assemblies to connect. For hybrid or closed loop, 14 sub-assemblies to connect.

Low pressure – high output

The low pressure concept for the spraying system of the MEP scrubber system, not only greatly reduces the consumption of the system, but also enables a variety of benefits for the efficiency of system.

Using larger nozzles, with larger clearance, having much less chance of clogging. For the MEP scrubber, an ordinary sea filter ø5 mesh is recommended, as only filtration needed.

High pressure apply high degree of wear to the spraying nozzles. Low pressure applies low degree of wear to nozzles. MEP expect replacement cycle of absorber spraying nozzle to be 5 years, providing great OPEX figures for the ROI of ownership.

Low pressure applied larger droplets. Combined with the conventional design using random packing as absorber section, the larger droplets are more easily separated from the gas in the demister.

For closed loop operation, many scrubber owners may have difficulties with cleaning the process water, to achieve the requirements of Marpol Legislation in regards of PAH and Turbidity. Using high pressure ~ small droplets, no packing material is used in the absorber section, the downside of this, the oil from exhaust emulsifies with the water, being extremely difficult to separate again. Cleaning systems consisting of separator units – clarifier and purifier – are added with flocculents and coagulents to combat the emulsion of process water.

MEP provides water cleaning separator with clarifier unit only, so far no hybrid installations have required flocculents to comply with IMO legislation. Being the most complex and costly part of the scrubber system to maintain, the water cleaning system (and nozzle replacement) is often the defining parts the OPEX level for the scrubber system.