Ionada completes MED Class Approvals MEPC.259(68)

Ionada is pleased to announce the completion of it’s Class Approvals, having obtained MarED Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Class Approval under MEPC.259(68) MARPOL Annex VI for the MV Kattegat, a RoRo Passenger Vessel.  The Bureau Veritas successful approval  confirms the acceptance of Ionada’s dry desulfurization systems as an equivalency compliance method.  

“We would like to thank the technical team of FRS Group and the crew of the the MV Kattegat for their support and assistance contributing to the successful approval” said Ionada Managing Director,  Edoardo Panziera. “We look forward to the next phase of growth as we move forward with installations on multiple FRS vessels” continued Edoardo.

With the introduction of Ionada’s Dry Desulfurization, shipowners can achieve the benefits of 50% fuel costs 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 MarED

MarED [] is the co-ordination group for the Notified Bodies assigned by the Member States to carry out the conformity assessment procedures referred to in the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 July 2014 (MED) on marine equipment and repealing Council Directive 96/98/EC. The MarED website contains information about the Marine Equipment Directive, the MarED Group, Notified Bodies as well as products certified under the MED.

About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas [] is one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and offshore safety and verification bodies. Our 2,650 people worldwide work hand-in-hand with our clients to achieve safety and performance at sea.


About FRS Group

Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) [] based in the North of Germany. In the last few decades, FRS has grown from a regional passenger ferry operator into an internationally active group with 58 vessels and more than 2,000 employees from more than a dozen countries all over the world. FRS annually carries 7.6 million passengers and 2.1 million vehicles on its numerous national and international shipping lines.

Today, the FRS Group consists of 17 subsidiaries located in Europe, Northern Africa and America.

About Ionada 

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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