Ionada completes trials on MV Lelystad

Marine scrubber technology leader Ionada is pleased to announce the completion of it’s pilot testing project with Van Ooord on the MV Lelystad, a hopper dredger.  The successful trials demonstrated compliance to the 0.5% sulfur IMO regulations.  The pilot trials consisted of the retrofitting of one of the Lelystad’s two main engines with Ionada’s dry desulfurization scrubbing system.  

“We would like to thank Van Oord technical team, and especially Job Voormolen, Engineering Manager Van Oord, for contributing to the successful trials” said Ionada Managing Director,  Edoardo Panziera. “We look forward to continue working with Van Oord to implement dry desulfurization as a cost effective compliance solution for 2020 sulfur cap regulations.  This installation represents the world’s first marine dry desulfurization scrubber using nanotechnology absorbents” continued Edoardo Panziera.

With the introduction of Ionada’s Dry Desulfurization, shipowners can achieve the benefits of 50 % fuel cost savings while complying to the IMO 2020 0.5 % sulfur emissions regulations.  Ionada’s Dry Desulfurization scrubbers has numerous advantages over traditional seawater scrubbers including no structural renovations, no sea water or washwater.  Ionada is now offering shipowners an Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) Service where shipowners only pay for the fuel cleaned.  The EGC Service saves millions in capital costs, and completely de-risks scrubber purchases for the shipowners

About Van Oord

Van Oord ( Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging, oil & gas infrastructure and offshore wind. In 2017, Van Oord recorded a turnover of more than EUR 1.5 billion. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs approximately 4,500 staff, who worked in 2017 on 180 projects in 42 countries. The fleet consists of more than one hundred vessels. Marine ingenuity is characteristic of Van Oord. By using innovative, smart and sustainable solutions, they want to contribute to a better world for future generations. In 2018, the company is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

About Ionada BV

Ionada ( is a global technology leader in air emission and water treatment technologies, focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS). Ionada’s mission is to provide emission abatement technologies that not only keep our air and waters clean, but provide a financial benefit to our customers.

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