The vessel has been fitted with a Class and Flag State approved exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) provided by Clean Marine.
The measurements of exhaust gas emission and washwater criteria are well below the required limits stated in the MEPC guideline 184(59) and this ensures vessel compliancy with the 0,1% sulphur limit in ECAs, which has been in place from 1st January this year. The vessel is also compliant with the stricter US EPA requirements of a pH above 6 in washwater, measured at the outlet.
The vessel’s class society ABS, on behalf of the Bahamas Flag, issued a formal letter on 8th January, 2015, confirming that the EGCS complies with “Scheme B – EGC System Approval, Survey and Certification Using Continuous Monitoring of SOx Emissions” of the IMO Resolution MEPC.184(59), 2009 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.
The approved EGCS will enable the new Dorian LPG vessel to comply with current and future legislation relating to sulphur emissions without switching to more expensive fuels.
Dorian LPG currently owns and operates six modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel and also has 16 ECO VLGC newbuildings under construction. Dorian LPG has offices in USA, UK and Greece. Corvette, Dorian’s third newbuilding delivery, will initially trade in the spot market and is the first of 15 deliveries that the Company expects in 2015.
John Lycouris, Chief Executive Officer at Dorian LPG (USA) said: “Dorian LPG is proud to be the first within the gas carrier market to install the Clean Marine EGCS and we look forward to trading the Corvette with the considerable technological and environmental advantages over similar vessels in the market.
“The hybrid EGCS delivered by Clean Marine to Dorian LPG vessel Corvette is an advanced solution compliant with the stricter washwater regulations in US waters. We are confident that EGCS will play an important role in moving the shipping industry to comply with the new sulphur regulations in ECAs, as well as with the global cap in 2020 in a cost competitive manner.
“We are pleased with the cooperation with Clean Marine during planning, delivery and commissioning of the system, and the Class and Flag State approval process has been quick and efficient.”