DFDS agrees that scrubbers are complicated and demanding

If there is one shipping company that has experience with scrubbers, it is DFDS, which had its first exhaust gas cleaners installed five years ago. The company agrees that scrubbers are both complicated and require a lot of maintenance. But they also work, says DFDS.

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Installing a scrubber is like installing an extra engine room on a ship, explains Christian Bagger, superintendent at DFDS, to ShippingWatch, thus putting the complexity of the new technology into perspective.

If there is anyone that has experience with scrubbers, it is DFDS, which was among the pioneers of the new exhaust gas cleaning systems ahead of the implementation of the ECA regulations on Jan. 1, 2015, which meant that sulfur emissions in North Europe had to be reduced to 0.1 percent. With DFDS Ficaria, the shipping company helped develop the scrubbers which are now installed on most of the company's ships, including Begonia, Petunia and Primula Seaways, which Bagger oversees.

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