Another Successful AMECS Deployment

The Advanced Maritime Emissions Control System (AMECS) was successfully deployed on the Hapag-Lloyd vessel Guenther Schulte today, June 28, 2014.

Deployment took 9.6 minutes once AMECS staff was allowed on board and the exhaust ports were identified.

For more information, contact Ruben Garcia via email at solutions@advancedemissionscontrol.com.

AMECS Barge‐Based System Deployment Now Underway

Contact Ruben Garcia: Solutions@AdvancedEmissionsControl.Com or 310-505-9636.

The AMECS barge-based solution for compliance with California’s At-Berth emission reduction program was successfully deployed on June 6, 2014 with shipping company, port  and terminal operator executives in attendance.

Attendees saw the AMECS barge (“AMECS-1”) connect to the Zim International vessel “Haifa” in under ten minutes and then begin immediately processing emissions with 99%+ efficiency.  Disconnection took under 5 minutes.

Zim has contracted with AMECS to provide all of its emission control services.

Following the successful unveiling, AMECS now starts the final “in-use” 200-hour demonstration period under CARB rules.  This phase can only occur after a technology has secured an approved test plan from CARB, and AMECS is the only alternative technology that has satisfied CARB’s rigorous test plan requirements.  AMECS’ approval by CARB took two years, 18 test plan revisions and dozens of emissions tests.

The approved plan is unique to AMECS and builds on AMECS 1500+ hours of testing.  AMECS completed its most recent comprehensive emissions testing on October 18, 2013.  That testing yielded impressive results, including:

 

PM……………………………………………………………………….. 94.5 – 98.0%

NOX (@1.6ppm ammonia slip)……………………………………………… 99 +%

SO2………………………………………………………………………………… 98.5%

VOCs……………………………………………………………………………… 99.5%

AMECS’ extensive testing on 40+ vessels, ability to handle multiple auxiliary engines, stable design and ever-increasing capture efficiencies should provide confidence to ports, fleets and regulators.

The use of AMECS will keep ports competitive while improving the environment.  Keeping our ports competitive is essential so that they can continue to generate high-paying jobs and support local and state economies.  AMECS is a fraction of the cost of shore power to implement, is rapidly deployed, does not require any expensive modifications to vessels or to port facilities, and does not depend on expensive shore power

Ruben Garcia, President and CEO, said: “The AMECS technology is where it is today because of the years of work we put in and over 1500 hours of verifiable testing.  The fleets can feel comfortable knowing that AMECS has been extensively field-tested and uses patented state-of-the-art technology that has proven itself over time.”