The big advantage that scrubbing has over low sulphur fuel is that it allows operators to continue to run on cheaper fuel oil and still be able to comply with the sulphur limits. This means that the scrubber will pay for itself in the form of fuel cost savings, with the return on investment depending on the price difference between HFO and MGO.
Meets IMO regulations
ME Production´s solutions offer total compliance with IMO SOx and NOx emission limits that came into force in ECAs in 2015 and worldwide coming in 2020.
Cost-efficient and eco-friendly
ME production´s solutions are the most cost-efficient and eco-friendly solutions on the market.
Lower fuel costs with heavy fuel oil
With our exhaust gas cleaning systems ships can continue to run on the cheaper heavy fuel oil and still meet IMO emission requirements instead of switching to the more expensive low Sulphur fuel. This means significant fuel savings.
Quick return on investment
Fuel savings will pay for the investment in an exhaust gas cleaning system. However, the payback time will of course vary depending on a variety of factors e.g. fuel prices, engine size, fuel consumption, time spend in ECAs and running hours.
For all types of vessels
We offer turnkey solutions suitable for new buildings as well as retrofits. Our solutions fit all types of engines and boilers.
We offer customized solutions designed to meet customer-specific requirements.
Our system offers an extremely user-friendly interface with touch screen control.
As the only system on the market, ME Production solutions offer easy online access to emission data.
We work only with the best
We work closely with SCR catalyst manufacturer Haldor Topsoe. We draw on their extensive expertise within the field, sharing knowledge and experience, to ensure our customers the very best solutions.
MEP design philosophy
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.
Please find link of DFDS Finlandia Seaways departure from (DK) Fayard with working scrubber https://youtu.be/malSrYO1EJY
*Depending on yard performance, and if whether vessel owner has specific demands for yard selection
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.