Authored By: Sarah
26 Jun 2024

 Marine Scrubber Market Size to grow by USD 1901.25 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Marine Scrubber Market” by Application (Commercial, Navy, Recreational, Offshore) Type (Wet scrubber, Dry scrubber) Geography (APAC, Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 1901.25 million, at a CAGR of almost 7.52% during the forecast period. In the context of increasing maritime traffic and resulting environmental concerns, air pollution from ships, particularly the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and harmful pollutants such as NOx and SOx, have emerged as significant issues. These pollutants are by-products of fuel combustion and are released as exhaust gases. To mitigate these environmental challenges, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the MARPOL Convention on November 2, 1973. This international treaty aims to prevent and minimize marine pollution from ships through regulations that address both accidental and routine discharges.

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By Application, the Commercial segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

Marine wet scrubbers are essential pollution control technologies utilized on vessels to minimize the release of sulfur oxides (SOx) from exhaust gases, adhering to stringent emissions regulations. Classified into three primary categories - open-loop, closed-loop, and hybrid scrubber systems - these solutions enable shipowners to maintain environmental sustainability and operational efficiency. Alfa Laval, an industry pioneer with over half a century of expertise, delivers open-loop, closed-loop, and hybrid marine scrubber systems. Wartsila, a renowned global supplier, focuses on providing efficient and compliant exhaust gas cleaning systems. Yara Marine, known for its innovative SOx scrubber solutions, emphasizes environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance.

By Type, Wet scrubber  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the marine industry, the commercial segment is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing importance of compliance with stringent emissions regulations for various types of ships, such as container vessels, bulk carriers, and oil tankers. This trend is driven by global laws and regulations, as well as the expanding long international voyages. Major players in the sector are investing in advanced technologies, including improved sensors, navigation systems, and components, to outfit their cargo ships with cutting-edge solutions. The commercial segment's expansion is further fueled by the growing industrialization and the preference of end-users for commercial applications.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The APAC region represents a significant and vibrant segment in the global marine scrubber market. With key maritime nations like China, India, Japan, and South Korea, this region is a primary focus for the implementation of scrubber technology. The APAC marine scrubber market is significantly influenced by the burgeoning shipping activities, fueled by the region's robust trade networks and economic expansion. The demand for marine scrubbers is closely linked to the requirement for adherence to international and regional emission standards, as vessels navigate congested shipping lanes between major ports. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations, including the IMO MARPOL Annex VI, continue to shape the maritime industry, leading to a surge in demand for marine scrubbers as a strategic compliance solution within the APAC region.

The Marine Scrubber Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Andritz AG
  • Clean Marine AS
  • CR Ocean Engineering LLC
  • Damen Shipyards Group
  • Drizgas Tech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ecospray Technologies Srl
  • Elessent Clean Technologies Inc.
  • Fuji Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Kwangsung Co. Ltd.
  • Langh Tech Oy Ab
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • Pacific Green Technologies Inc.
  • Pressure Thermal Dynamics
  • PureteQ AS
  • Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Valmet Corp.
  • VDL Groep BV
  • Wartsila Corp.
  • Weihai Puyi Marine Environmental Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Yara International ASA

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Research Analysis Overview

The Marine Scrubber Market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing focus on Pollution Control in the maritime industry. Combustion processes in marine vessels result in the emission of harmful gases like Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulfur oxides (SOx), which pose a threat to coastal communities and the environment. Marine scrubbers have emerged as an effective solution to reduce the emission of these hazardous components and Particulate matter. Commercial vessel advancements, such as the integration of Navigation systems, Sensors, and Automated technology, have facilitated the adoption of Marine scrubbers. The use of Marine scrubbers in Bulk carriers, Tankers, and Containers ships for Waterborne cargo transportation has increased, providing more Cargo space and enabling Freight shipments to meet stringent emission norms. Marine scrubbers come in various technologies like Dry technology, Closed loop, Open loop, and Hybrid scrubber systems. The choice of technology depends on factors like Installation expenses, vessel type, and operational requirements. Marine scrubber systems help Marine vessels, including Diesel-powered ones, Deliver exhausts that meet emission standards while ensuring minimal impact on cargo and crew. The Maritime enterprise stands to benefit from Marine scrubbers by improving operational efficiency, reducing fuel costs, and enhancing its green image.

Market Research Overview

The Marine Scrubber Market has seen significant growth in recent years due to increasing e-commerce activities and online trade, leading to an increase in logistical bottlenecks and the need for efficient cargo transportation. Hellenic Ships, Navy vessels, recreational vessels, offshore vessels, and commercial vessels all rely on maritime transport for their operations. However, the use of high-sulfur fuels in shipping contributes to sulfur oxide emissions, which are harmful to the environment and human health. To address this issue, marine scrubber systems have gained popularity. These systems, which can be wet or dry, use various methods such as sodium sorbents, calcium, fresh water, and seawater to reduce sulfur oxide emissions. Wet scrubber systems use water sprays to absorb sulfur oxides and other pollutants, while dry scrubber systems use chemicals such as limestone and caustic soda. The production process of marine scrubbers involves the use of auxiliary engines and main engines, which consume energy and contribute to carbon footprint. To mitigate this, some shipping companies are investing in battery-operated propulsion engines, hybrid propulsion, and battery-driven electric engines. The use of VLSFO, LNG-based fuel, and other alternative fuels is also on the rise. The installation of marine scrubber systems comes with upfront fees and maintenance costs. However, the benefits of emission reduction technologies outweigh these expenses in the long run. The maritime enterprise is continuously evolving, with commercial vessel advancements, automated technology, and sensors being integrated into ships to optimize cargo space and freight shipments. Despite the progress made, challenges remain, such as logistical bottlenecks, port operations, and the impact of marine scrubbers on navigation systems. The use of marine scrubbers in naval vessels, cruise ships, chemical tankers, oil tankers, container ships, and bulk carriers is essential to meet environmental regulations and ensure clean air for coastal communities. The future of maritime transport lies in the adoption of hybrid scrubber systems, closed-loop systems, and the transition to cleaner fuels.


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