With the MED-G certification from the DNVGL classification society, ANDRITZ has received its first confirmation of safety and environmental compliance for a scrubber installed on a maritime vessel. This certification is necessary in order to obtain a permit to continue operating the ship with high-sulfur fuel and using an SO2 removal unit. In this special case, it is also a world premiere because the MV Piana uses the innovative SeaSOxdry technology. No other ship globally has an installation using this kind of technology. SeaSOxdry not only removes SO2, but
also particulates, there is no plume produced at the stack outlet. In addition, no water is discharged. Hence, this certification marks an important milestone in bringing this promising technology forward and also gaining acceptance for it from other clients. The dry SO2 removal solution is a very attractive technology, especially for ferries operating in European waters.