BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry



« News Home
:: Monthly Archive

News Topics
:: Air Pollution
:: Agreements & M&A's
:: Alternative Fuels
:: BunkerBlog
:: Cargoes & Storage
:: Company News
:: Efficiency, Costs & Charges
:: Environment
:: Events
:: Financial
:: Fuel Quality & Testing
:: Lubes & Additives
:: Oil Spills
:: People
:: Port News
:: Projects
:: Regulation, Legal
:: Services, Products,Technology
:: Statistics & Research
:: Vessels

Regional Archive
:: Americas
:: Asia/Oceania
:: Europe
:: M.East/Africa


BUNKER INDEX :: Price Index, News and Directory Information for the Marine Fuel Industry
Home » News



Wartsila unveils system that uses tanker VOCs as bunker fuel

Patent-pending innovation is designed to offer 'significant' bunker savings.



Wartsila's Voyage Emissions Reduction (VER) system. Image credit: Wartsila


Updated on 04 Dec 2017 10:51 GMT

Technology group Wartsila is this week introducing its Voyage Emissions Reduction (VER) system as a means for increasing oil tanker revenues whilst also reducing bunker costs and emissions.

The system is said to effectively eliminate the problem of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from tankers during laden voyages.

VOC's are organic chemicals with a high vapour pressure resulting from their low boiling point, which leads to extensive evaporation. On average, an oil tanker will emit 0.085 percent of its contained cargo per each week. For a 320,000-deadweight-tonne (dwt) very large crude carrier (VLCC), this amounts to 270 tonnes of lost cargo per week.

The Wartsila VER system is being made available in two versions. The 'reabsorption' version is a plug-in system that re-circulates the VOC back to the cargo tanks. It represents a technology for eliminating cargo losses which operates automatically and without manual intervention. According to Wartsila, the system demands far less power to operate than available alternative systems.

The 'fuel' version, meanwhile, utilizes the VOC as fuel for the vessel. This is a new, patent-pending innovation from Wartsila designed to offer "significant" bunker cost-saving advantages.

Both versions promote environmental sustainability by reducing VOC emissions by up to 75 percent.

"Wartsila is dedicated to developing innovative solutions that reduce operating costs for owners, while at the same time contributing to a cleaner environment. The VER system follows this philosophy by eliminating cargo waste and optimally lowering tanker fuel costs, thus enabling a payback time that can be less than one year," explained Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow and Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The Wartsila VER system is said to meet all the regulation 15 requirements of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) MARPOL Annex VI protocol, whilst also fulfilling port specific requirements for terminals with regards to VOC emission reductions.

The Wartsila VER system is being launched this week at the Marintec conference and exhibition in Shanghai from December 5 to 8.






Related Links:

Wartsila to equip Shell's new LNG bunker barge
Wartsila to supply scrubber and engines for new cruise ship
Viking Line ferry will be first to use dual-fuel version of world's most efficient four-stroke diesel engine
Wartsila CEO highlights NCL engine and scrubber order
Wartsila to supply dual-fuel 34DF engines for four LNGCs

Latest News:

IMO working group develops plan to help ships prepare for 2020
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
ISO statement on ISO 8217:2017 and 0.5% sulphur fuels
PMG triples pumping rate to meet US Navy bunker demand in military exercise
Quadrise signs MoU with Freepoint Commodities
Uncertainty of supply keeps volatility high
Swedish Club examines lessons to learn from bunker pollution accident
Two inland vessels a month bunkering LNG at Fluxys' Antwerp dock
Oil and fuel oil hedging market update
Singapore's record H1 was lowest six-month sales period since May-November
Sharp drop in oil prices
Sulphur 2020: Papering over the cracks




Page Links:

Prices
Africa
Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
North Europe
South Europe
Index Summary
Price Highlights
Commentaries
Futures
Prices
Antwerp
Busan
Cape Town
Fujairah
Houston
Istanbul
Kaohsiung
Las Palmas
Maracaibo
New Orleans
Piraeus
Rio de Janeiro
Rotterdam
Santos
Singapore
News
Latest News
Blogs
Archive
Americas
Asia
Europe
Middle East
News
Air Pollution
Agreements & M&A's
Alternative Fuels
Cargoes & Storage
Efficiency, Costs & Charges
Environment
Events
Financial
Fuel Quality
Lubes & Additives
Oil Spills
People
Port News
Projects
Regulation/Legal
Services, Products, Technology
Statistics & Research
Vessels
Contact & Terms
Contact Us
Advertise
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Events
Upcoming Events