ForestWave ship duo ready for Value Maritime’s EGCS and CCS technology

Dutch maritime technology company Value Maritime (VM) has been contracted by ForestWave, a compatriot company active in the multipurpose shortsea segment, to retrofit two 10,600 dwt general cargo vessels with VM’s emission-reducing Filtree exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) and integrated carbon capture unit.

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This marks the first contract between Value Maritime and ForestWave.

The Filtree system with carbon capture and storage technology, capable of capturing up to 10% of CO2 emissions, will be installed on the FWN Sea and FWN Sun at the Value Maritime quay in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The plug-and play Filtree unit, which includes the carbon capture feature, allows for easy installation on these types of vessels.

ForestWave has opted for a next-generation 3MW Filtree with a 10% carbon capture rate and the option to upgrade to a 30% carbon capture rate. The installations are scheduled for late 2024.

Specifically, the Filtree system is based on technology that filters sulphur, CO2 and 99% of ultra-fine particulate matter from the vessels’ exhaust streams. The CO2 capture and storage system will help reduce emissions further. With this, CO2 is captured from the vessel’s exhaust and stored in tanks onboard. This is then discharged onshore where it can be used, for example, in the sustainable cultivation of greenhouse crops, in methanol plants, or stored underground.

“We look forward to welcoming the EGCS and Carbon Capture units onboard our ships. We are excited about the concept of onboard capturing and storage and the opportunities it brings, and we look forward to gaining experience as the market for captured CO2 matures,” Caspar van Overklift, Manager ESG – ForestWave, commented.

“We would like to thank ForestWave for their collaboration. It is a privilege for all of us at Value Maritime to work with a Dutch shortsea shipping frontrunner who shares our sustainable vision. Green shipping waits for no one and ForestWave recognises the importance of acting now,” Maarten Lodewijks, Co-Founder – Value Maritime, said.

Value Maritime Value Maritime’s vision is to decrease the environmental footprint of shipping and significantly contribute to improving the overall sustainability of the maritime industry. Since 2017, their technology has been helping shipowners and operators increase their competitiveness by achieving valuable emission reductions and financial savings.

Founded in 2003, ForestWave is active in the multi-purpose shortsea segment, with the majority of the vessels being in the size between 4,000 and 12,500 ton carrying capacity and flying the Dutch flag.

In related news, South Korean shipping company HMM is about to test its onboard carbon capture system on a 2,200 TEU containership. OCCS, a technology designed to capture CO2 during vessel operation and prevent its release into the atmosphere, will be trialed on the 2014-built HMM Mongla.

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