Are you ready for MARPOL?
As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to implement the MARPOL Annex VI, all ships must globally reduce their emissions of sulfur by 86% before 2020. This fact is bound to have a huge impact on the shipping as well as the refinery industry. But exactly what will happen? What options are there? What are the opportunities? Who will seize them? And how?
The MARPOL directive presents great opportunities for refineries. Whether you want to produce MARPOL compliant fuel oil or shift your bunker fuel production into other production, you have numerous options to consider to identify what fits your purpose best. At Topsoe, we are dedicated to discussing the many effects and scenarios the new IMO regulation generates. We offer refinery solutions to comply with MARPOL at the lowest possible cost, in a market where first movers will get the return.
Produce compliant fuel oil
Do you want to produce 0.5 wt% S fuel oil? We can assist you with different solutions:
- Upgrade heavy fuel oil to meet MARPOL regulations: Atmospheric Residue De-Sulfurization (ARDS)
- A lower cost option for increasing capacity: Crude Over Flash Hydrocracking
- Make the most of what you have: Feed Stream Management
Shift fuel oil production to other production
Are you looking to shift your current 3.5 wt% S bunker fuel production into e.g. diesel, kero, naphtha or methanol production? We have different ways to go:
- A bold shift into high value products: Slurry Technology
- A low CAPEX path to higher profitability: Delayed Coking
- A cleaner alternative to fuel oil: Conversion to Methanol Production
Do you have enough hydrogen to perform the deep desulfurization? And what do you do with all the additional sulfur?
- A cost effective way to convert sulfur compounds from oils: Hydrogen Technology
- Handling increasing amounts of H2S: Sulfur Management
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