The Grimaldi Group has signed up to a five vessel Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubber connectivity deal in order to give it greater insight into its emissions monitoring.

The Grimaldi Group has been using PureSOx for exhaust gas cleaning aboard its vessels since 2014

The Grimaldi Group has been using PureSOx for exhaust gas cleaning aboard its vessels since 2014

PureSOx connectivity services for the vessels, operated by Atlantic Container Line (ACL), will provide not only compliance monitoring, but also valuable data for use in optimising PureSOx operation.

“We’ve seen the value that collected data can offer,” said Dario Bocchetti, corporate energy saving manager for the Grimaldi Group.

“By evaluating data from the current data logging system, for example, we’ve realised that PureSOx releases even less SOx than if we were sailing on MGO. With a fully connected solution based on the ALREM, such analyses will be far easier to perform.”

Greater insight

The Grimaldi Group has been using PureSOx for exhaust gas cleaning aboard its vessels since 2014. ACL already has hybrid PureSOx scrubber systems installed on all five of its Generation 4 (G4) vessels: Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, Atlantic Star and Atlantic Sun.

These scrubbers will now be retrofitted with the Alfa Laval Remote Emission Monitor (ALREM), a data reporting and storage device that forms the basis for the growing PureSOx connectivity programme.

Connectivity based on the ALREM is just one part of a much larger PureSOx service agreement for the ACL vessels. Training, yearly inspections, spare part supply and a sensor exchange programme are also included in the contract.

In addition to strengthening the ties between the ACL vessels and Alfa Laval service expertise, the ALREM will fit neatly into the Grimaldi Group’s own connectivity plans.

The group is working on a proprietary solution to connect equipment across its vessels, into which the ALREM will also be integrated. This will ensure that all information valuable to the Grimaldi Group is available in one place.