Value Maritime to decarbonise two ForestWave general cargo sister ships

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Rotterdam-based Value Maritime (VM) is collaborating with ForestWave, a prominent player active in the multipurpose shortsea segment, to retrofit two 10,600 DWT general cargo vessels with VM’s advanced emission reducing Filtree EGCS system and integrated Carbon Capture unit. 

This marks the first contract between Value Maritime and ForestWave. The Filtree system with carbon capture and storage technology, capable of capturing up to 10% of CO2 emissions, will be installed on the FWN Sea and FWN Sun (pictured) at the Value Maritime quay in Rotterdam. The plug-and-play Filtree unit, which includes the carbon capture feature, is based on unique and patented technology. Its compact design differentiates it from other exhaust gas cleaning systems, allowing for easy installation on these types of vessels. 

ForestWave has opted for a next generation 3MW Filtree with a 10% carbon capture rate and the option to upgrade to a 30% carbon capture rate. The CO2 will be collected in a dedicated tank onboard. The installations are scheduled for late 2024, with close collaboration between the two companies ensuring a seamless process.

The Filtree system is based on innovative technology that filters sulphur, CO2 and 99% of ultra-fine particulate matter from the vessels’ exhaust streams. The CO2 capture and storage system will help to reduce emissions further. With this, CO2 is captured from the vessel’s exhaust and stored in tanks onboard. This is then discharged onshore where it can be used, for example, in the sustainable cultivation of greenhouse crops, in methanol plants, or stored underground.

Caspar van Overklift, Manager ESG – ForestWave said: “We look forward to welcoming the EGCS and Carbon Capture units onboard our ships. We are excited about the concept of onboard capturing and storage and the opportunities it brings, and we look forward to gaining experience as the market for captured CO2 matures”.   

Maarten Lodewijks, Co-Founder – Value Maritime commented: “We would like to thank ForestWave for their collaboration. It is a privilege for all of us at Value Maritime to work with a Dutch shortsea shipping frontrunner who shares our sustainable vision. Green shipping waits for no one and ForestWave recognises the importance of acting now.” 

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