Why are Exhaust Gas Scrubbers Important?

The Marine Industry has slowly embraced emission regulations to reduce harmful SOx emissions. New restrictions went into effect from January 1, 2020, further reducing the sulfur limit to 0.50% globally in fuel oils onboard ships. Vessels are subject to existing restrictions of 0.10% sulfur content in designated Emission Control Areas (ECA).

Ships have 3 options to meet the emission requirements. They can either use compliant low sulfur fuel, switch to alternate fuel such as LNG, or install an exhaust gas scrubber. The cost of low sulfur fuel is significantly higher than high sulfur fuel. In contrast, the initial investment for alternative fuels such as LNG is extremely high, leaving exhaust gas scrubbers as the only cost-effective and compliant option.

The Value of
Exhaust Gas Scrubbers

Exhaust gas scrubber installation can help ships meet the emission requirements while providing cost benefits for the owners. The ROI of exhaust gas scrubbers can be seen as soon as 18 months.

Exhaust gas scrubbers enable vessels to:

  • Consume less expensive high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) while complying with mandated emissions standards.
  • Continue using existing tanks and pipelines.
  • Avoid problems caused by unpredictable low sulfur fuel supplies.

Industries We Serve

With 30 years of experience in the Industry, The Viswa Group provides unique and innovative scrubbers for the Marine Industry.


Benefits of Choosing The Viswa Group

The Viswa Group has been a reliable and proven partner in the Marine Industry since 1991. The Viswa Group has designed, fabricated, installed, and successfully commissioned scrubbers on all types of vessels, including tankers, bulk carriers, chemical carriers, and container vessels of all sizes, from MR tankers to VLCC’s.

    Our scrubbers are designed to:

  • Deliver superior scrubbing while being less in weight, having a lower footprint, and being much easier to install/ retrofit.
  • Eliminate the problems currently experienced by vertical scrubber users.
  • Support open loop, closed loop, or hybrid options.

Breakdown of our Scrubber Services and Capabilities:

At The Viswa Group, we ensure that our scrubbers perform efficiently throughout the vessel’s lifetime.

We offer our customers:

  • Open-Loop Scrubbers
  • Closed-Loop Scrubbers
  • Hybrid Scrubbers
  • Robust Training and After Sales Program