Value Maritime was selected by Bermuda-based Ardmore Shipping to equip six of its MR tankers with carbon capture technology.
The order was placed for Value Maritime’s proprietary Filtree system, which filters sulphur, carbon dioxide and up to 99% of all ultra-fine particles from the exhaust, as well as its Clean Loop system.
The Filtree system will also be equipped with an additional modular carbon capture and storage (CCS) system that will further reduce the tankers’ emissions.
Hence, the CO2 emitted by Ardmore’s tankers will be captured and safely stored onboard the vessels until it can be discharged onshore for utilization.
The Clean Loop mechanism, in turn, provides additional filtering of its washing water by removing oil residues and various fine particles and balancing the pH level of the water, thus reducing the acidification of seas and oceans.
Ardmore Shipping has set an ambitious goal for itself to help drive the decarbonization of the shipping industry and accelerate its path to reaching net-zero emissions.
Using transition technology, such as CCS, is part of the company’s Energy Transition Plan (ETP) alongside focusing on transition projects and sustainable (non-fossil fuel) cargo.
And to stay aligned with this strategy, all future Ardmore ships are to be made carbon capture-ready.
“As we embrace what could be referred to as the next generation in exhaust gas cleaning system technology, Value Maritime’s Filtree is unique in its ability to not only clean and neutralize overboard discharge, but also offer an additional benefit in the form of a potential carbon capture upgrade, this allows us flexibility today, while future-proofing our vessels for tomorrow in an economical and efficient way,” said Garry Noonan, Director of Innovation at Ardmore Shipping.