Revised Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems to enter into force
May 02, 2022
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Resolution MEPC.340(77), which revised the Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, will enter into force on 1st of June. Updates to the Guidelines clarify a number of parameters to provide consistent terminology and enhance the uniform application of these EGCS standards, taking experience gathered from operation of such systems into consideration.
The updated guidelines will be applicable to: 1) EGCSs installed on ships the keels of which are laid or which are at a similar stage of construction on or after 1 June 2022; or 2) EGCSs installed on ships the keels of which are laid or which are at a similar stage of construction before 1 June 2022 which have a contractual delivery date of EGCS to the ship on or after 1 June 2022 or, in the absence of a contractual delivery date, the actual delivery of the exhaust gas cleaning system to the ship on or after 1 June 2022; or 3) amendments to the EGCS Technical Manual "Scheme A" or “Scheme B” which affect the performance of the EGCS with respect to emissions to air and/or water that are undertaken on or after 1 June 2022.
Systems approved under the 2015 EGCS Guidelines (MEPC.259(68)) and installed prior to 1 June 2022 will not require reapproval.