Clarkson Research Services have revealed that fifty percent of the world’s fleet currently using scrubber technology are Norwegian owned vessels. Forty-one percent of the order book is made up by ‘other’ European owners.

A total of 92 vessels have been reported to have been fitted with a scrubber systems and 37 ships are order are due to have scrubbers installed.

These figures have been motivated by the 1 January 2015 0.1 percent sulphur limit which is to be enforced in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) globally.