LR Awards Type Approval In Principle For SeaARCTOS’ Self-Contained Shipboard Emissions Monitoring System

Approval in principle granted for the world’s first stack-mounted direct emissions monitoring systems which operates independently of vessel power and communications.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval in principle to SeaARCTOS for its pioneering emissions monitoring technology ARCTOS-1, which monitors carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) exhaust levels with a dedicated sensor attached to a vessel’s exhaust stack.

ARCTOS-1’s accurate, real-time analysis enables ship owners and operators to understand their vessel emissions remotely at any time and can provide confirmation that a vessel has successfully switched fuels and lowered SO2 emissions prior to entering Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA).

The Type Approval was presented by LR CEO Nick Brown at LR's Fenchurch Street office
The Type Approval was presented by LR CEO Nick Brown at LR’s Fenchurch Street office, Credits: LR

SeaARCTOS has recently completed over 20,000 hours of real-world testing of the unit, gathering data from the fleets including those of Interlink Maritime and Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. ARCTOS-1 is designed to provide much needed transparency on emissions monitoring for owners and charterers and help support compliance with local and regional sulphur regulations.

The technology is easily installed and operates without reliance on the vessel’s power and satellite communications systems, instead generating its own electrical power from exhaust heat recovery.

ARCTOS-1 is provided on a subscription model, requiring no hardware purchase, communications costs or other hidden charges, enabling the data to be collected as needed by owners and operators. Co-ordination with a vessel’s flag state means that inspecting agencies can receive time-stamped and geo-tagged data that demonstrates when and where fuel switching took place.

The Type Approval in principle signifies all required regulatory testing has been successfully completed following LR’s process of independent design review, sample testing and verification of production controls.

Andy McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Register, said: “LR is pleased to award Type Approval in principle to ARCTOS-1, a pioneering self-reliant emissions monitoring system. Sea Arctos’ technology will provide stakeholders with vital data and analysis of their exhaust emissions, helping ship owners and operators to increase their efficiency whilst shaping their sustainability strategies in line with industry mandated regulations.”

Michael Kougellis, CEO, SeaARCTOS, said: “Accurate verifiable emissions monitoring and data reporting remains a huge challenge for the shipping industry. ARCTOS-1 is the only solution that can reliably collect and transit emissions data to the stakeholders that need it, enabling owners to increase transparency, demonstrate compliance and improve efficiency of vessel inspections.”

Press Release

Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

About Author

Marine Insight News Network is a premier source for up-to-date, comprehensive, and insightful coverage of the maritime industry. Dedicated to offering the latest news, trends, and analyses in shipping, marine technology, regulations, and global maritime affairs, Marine Insight News Network prides itself on delivering accurate, engaging, and relevant information.

Subscribe To Our Newsletters

By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy and may receive occasional deal communications; you can unsubscribe anytime.

Web Stories

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *