Farsund, Norway – (July 20, 2012) Green Tech Marine’s new compact exhaust gas scrubber recently installed onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas,has now received “Statement of Compliance” certificate according to MARPOL’s regulations.
The measurements of exhaust gas emission and wash water criteria has been proved to be well below the required limits stated in the MEPC guideline 184(59).This will ensure the vessel is compliant with the 0,1% sulphur limit in ECAs from 2015.
Green Tech Marine has been working closely together with DNV in order to receive type approval for the GTM R15 under the applicable International Maritime Organization requirements and as representative for the flag state, DNV has now issued a Statement of Compliance.
Beyond the efficient removal of SOx and other particles, the GTM R15 provides a number of advantages over other scrubbers, such as its minimal footprint requirement and low weight. It is also energy efficient, requiring virtually no external chemicals and allowing for installation during operation.
“We are now one step further in the company’s business concept of being a major actor within energy savings and environmental solutions for the maritime and offshore industries” said Peter Strandberg, Managing Director of Green Tech marine.
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About Green Tech Marine
Green Tech Marine develops innovative and high-performance solutions within environmental and energy-saving technology for the maritime and offshore industries. The young company’s leadership has extensive experience and expertise in the marine industry. Their goal is to become a major player within the fields of Exhaust Gas Cleaning and Energy Saving for ships that will result in significant financial rewards for their owners. Green Tech Marine has offices in Norway and Sweden and will shortly open offices in Miami, Los Angeles and Singapore.
About Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL) is a global cruise vacation company that also operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture with TUI AG. The company owns a combined total of 40 ships and has one under construction and two under agreement. It also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America.