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Hybridization and Solutions for GHG greenhouse Gas Emission reductions
9th July 2021

Emissions from international shipping could grow between 50% and 250% by 2050, with predictions that 15% of total CO2 emissions will be attributable to maritime.  The International Maritime Organization has committed to reduce total GHG emissions of shipping by at least 50% by 2050. In addition, EU regulations stipulate a reduction of at least 40% by 2030. With goals only getting stricter, now is the time to do the work to reduce GHG emissions of your fleet. 

The IMO outlined a number of points for reducing GHG emissions in shipping in their 2018 Strategy that could affect your business:

•       Reduction of GHG by a minimum 40% by 2030

•       70% reduction of GHG by 2050.

•         Short-term measures are to be finalized and agreed between 2018 and 2023

•         Possible mid-term measures could be finalized and agreed upon in 2023 and 2030.

•         Possible long-term measures could be finalized and agreed beyond 2030.

•         Stipulation of improved EEDI Energy Efficiency Design Index, formulated as a requirement for new ships

•         Stipulation of EEMP Ship energy efficiency management plan for existing vessels

In addition to IMO measures, EU MRV REGULATION & EU ETS should be taken into account:

•         Sept 9 2020 European amendment 1-17 referring to IMO Initial Strategy 2018 in Union law. Companies shall linearly reduce the annual CO2 emissions per transport work by at least 40% by 2030 . Companies who fail to comply with the annual reduction are subject to a financial penalty proportionate to EU ETS.

•         EU MRV  ‘Monitoring Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Maritime Transport’

•         EU ETS economic trends, fuel prices, policy and regulations

SRC provides tailored solutions for GHG reduction requirements that cover the entire project, with a complete package from study, development, design, installation, commissioning, and supporting the system integration. 

  • Feasibility study with analysis for available solution to achieve the IMO upcoming requirement.
  • Guidance/support to apply and obtain available incentives, tax reductions and estimate short ROI.
  • Expertise in designing and developing customized tailored solutions for all types of vessels and satisfying customer needs and requests (Technical/Esthetical).
  • To achieve the best efficiency, the SRC team of experts can combine and integrate different systems and technologies from numerous manufacturers and suppliers in a single turnkey project/solution. 
  • Most common solutions: Batteries systems/Shore Connections/VFDs/Energy recovery-ultracapacitors/wind turbines.

A complete solution starts off with a feasibility study analysis to determine the best available solution to achieve compliance with the upcoming IMO requirements. This also includes guidance and support in obtaining various incentives, tax reductions and as short of a ROI as possible. 

Subsequent to the initial analysis, SRC will make use of its expertise in designing and developing customized tailored solutions for all types of vessels and accommodating the specific needs of customers, whether they be technical or aesthetical requests. The SRC team of experts can combine and integrate different systems and technologies from numerous manufacturers into a single turnkey project or solution. 

Most common solutions include: battery systems, shore electricity connections, VFDs, energy-recovery ultracapacitors and wind turbines - all in the name of reducing emissions. 
 For example installing ESS electrical storage systems yields three main advantages - firstly a spinning reserve needs less generators to be online. Secondly, peak shaving allows to balance and buffer engine load. Thirdly, optimizing the load points of generators allows for improved efficiency, fuel-saving and reduced maintenance. All in all, it can be a serious step towards zero-emissions operations. 

Contact us to start sailing your fleet towards a zero-carbon future!

Holistic design and installation solutions for ballast water treatment systems
12th May 2021

Around the world there are numerous examples of devastated coral reefs and other marine wildlife caused by invasive marine species. Ballast water is one of the most important reasons why invasive marine species get the chance to get introduced to new marine environments as vessels carry them around the world in their ballast water tanks.

In 2004 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) therefore introduced the Ballast Water Code (BWC) to address the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments. Today there are many options available on the market for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) however, integrating such a system onboard of a vessel in operation, isn’t always as straightforward as it seems and often requires modifications.
 
The Baltic Sea is a special area for the discharge of sewage into the sea in accordance with MARPOL Annex IV.  In association with this, stricter discharge limits for sewage already apply since 1 June 2019 for newly built passenger ships while for existing passenger ships they will enter into force from 1 June 2021.
Under certain conditions, an extended transitional period ending on 1 June 2023 for single voyages of passenger ships into Russian territorial waters east of the 28°10´ longitude and back.
 
The stricter discharge limits for the special area can be achieved with the installation of advanced wastewater treatment plants (AWWTP). The discharge limits for these plants (phosphorus: max 1.0 mg/l or 80 per cent reduction, nitrogen: max 20 mg/l or 70 per cent reduction) are similar to those for land-based municipal treatment plants and significantly reduce the nutrient input into the Baltic Sea.
 
With an extensive track record, the SRC Group has become an expert with regards to the integration of such BWTS systems. We offer our customers design and installation services for BWTS to ensure that their vessels comply with  international rules and regulations regarding ballast water management, including the aforementioned stricter discharge limits. SRC has worked on all types of vessels and we have experience with a large variety of BWT systems. Our services include the complete design of piping & electrical systems, workshop documentation and installation & commissioning. As with every technically challenging project, our inhouse 3D scanning service and pre-fabrication philosophy will be brought to the benefit of your project to allow for a smooth integration process onboard without surprises. Please find below a link to our presentation about ballast water treatment systems: https://src.ee/storage/SRC_BWTS%20retrofit%20RevA.pdf 

 
Custom Solutions for Offshore Renewable Markets
5th March 2021

Offshore wind energy is a fast-growing sector. However, behind every wind farm is a network of supportive vessels with roles ranging from installation to accommodation. SRC offers custom solutions for these vessels, from design and engineering, turn-key solution to prefabrication and installation. This includes for example custom-tailored equipment for Sea-fastening and Grillages.
 
 Whether you need an interior upgrade to your accommodations, structural modifications to ensure compliance or require accommodation barges, everything we do is fully customizable to your preferences and needs.  Our highly efficient approaches minimize down-time and ensures the best quality of construction and repair.
 
 If you are interested, take a look at our detailed presentation and contact us!