Hug Engineering has obtained the IMO Tier III certificate for its SCR Selective Catalytic Emission Reduction System on the Amels 1888 yacht.
The Amels yacht project requires the main and auxiliary engines to be certified as IMO Tier III NOx emission engines. The certification, under independent Lloyd’s Register class supervision, ensures that generator sets of the new 57.70m Amels 1888, will fully comply with the IMO emission limits. The generator sets are also equipped with the nauticlean active diesel particulate filter.
Tier III, the next stage of the United Nations IMO NOx emissions regulations, applies to vessels operating in North American and the United States Caribbean Sea NOx Emission control Areas (ECAs). According to Hug Engineering, additional areas are expected to be designated NOx ECAs in the future and in order to meet stringent NOx Reduction Regulations using state-of-the-art technology, additional Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems are inevitable.
The brand also stated that further NOx emission reduction certification tests are being performed worldwide and are expected to fulfil the IMO Tier III certification in the near future. Elizabeth Rahman, Project Manager of Hug Engineering Partner SootTech commented, “We are very proud having achieved this milestone of our first IMO Tier III certification and appreciate the proficient co-operation with the Dutch leading superyacht builder Amels.”