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Global Sulphur Cap 2020 - extended and updated

Download our guidance package including scrubbers, fuel switch options, checklists and more.

The global 0.50% sulphur cap will enter into force in 2020, and more than 70,000 ships will be affected by the regulation. Stricter limits on sulphur (SOx) emissions are already in place in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in Europe and the Americas, and new control areas are being established in ports and coastal areas in China. As a result, ship owners are weighing their options to ensure compliance.

Global sulphur cap 2020 information package

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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, DNV GL has developed a series of material:

  • The guidance paper, with a focus on scrubbers, aims to provide an update of the latest regulatory developments and enforcement measures, as well as technological and market developments for alternative compliance solutions. It was updated in February 2019 to provide new information on market trends.
  • This paper has now been complemented by a new technical guidance brochure focusing on the fuel switch option and how to prepare for that in an efficient manner. Key considerations include the different fuel options available, practical challenges you need to pay attention to, and how to operate safely with the new fuel. Preparing a Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) can help to smoothen and ease the fuel switch process.
  • A new checklistdocument briefly summarizes all the necessary steps for a fuel switch, to comply with the global sulphur cap on time.

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