US-based research firm Triton Emission Solutions Inc. (PST) is to install its newly developed DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System on two vessels operated by LMS Shipmanagement Inc..
The agreement also carries an option to install the scrubbing system on another 40 ships.
The system, which offers a new approach to sulphur removal, is expected to comply with the stricter emission regulations in place in emission control areas (ECAs) in 2015, said PST.
But it has yet to receive a formal certification for compliance.
“This development agreement with LMS is a significant step forward in achieving our company’s business goals and allowing PST to demonstrate its DSOX-15 Fuel Purification System’s capabilities,” said Rasmus Norling, CEO of PST.
An unnamed cruise ship operating in the Baltic Sea has also earlier expressed interest in the system. LMS Shipmanagement is a subsidiary of International Shipholdings Corp.
(Bunkerworld, July 2013)