Joint venture for scrubbers on its way
VDL Groep and AEC Maritime, both based in Eindhoven (Netherlands), have entered into a joint venture to develop technical solutions for reducing emissions from ships. Both companies develop, inter alia, ship filter systems such as scrubbers.
These devices filter the sulphur particles and other components from the exhaust gases emitted by ship engines. AEC Maritime holds the patent for the scrubber system that uses seawater to clean and store the environmentally burdensome particles on the ship.
Damen Green Solutions (part of Damen Shipyards Group) will be responsible for the complete installation of the scrubbers, subject to a collaboration agreement between VDL AEC Maritime and the Gorinchem (Netherlands)-based ship building group.
VDL Groep has approximately 16,000 employees in 19 countries, and encompasses 93 operating companies which generated a combined annual turnover of EUR 3.2 billion in 2016. (kd)