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Anglo-Eastern CEO warns against delicate scrubbers

In principle, Anglo-Eastern CEO Bjørn Højgaard is not against scrubbers as one of the means to comply with the sulfur cap from Jan. 1, 2020. But he is convinced that daily operations and maintenance can be very costly, he says in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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On the one hand, it involves a fairly simple technology when thousands of ships starting Jan. 1, 2020 will be sailing around with scrubbers to clean sulfur from their exhaust gases. For the scrubber can best be compared to an oversize shower stall which the exhaust gas is passed through in order to wash out sulfur before the gas is emitted into the air.

On the other hand, explains Anglo-Eastern CEO Bjørn Højgaard, this is a system that is both expensive and difficult to keep operational to ensure that the scrubber does not suddenly break down in the middle of the ocean.

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