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22 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:20 GMT+2



May 17, 2019

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NYK has developed an additive for new fuels oil to lowest sulfur tenor

It will be able to reduce the possibilities that the VLSFO causes problems to the engine of the ship

The shipowning group Japanese Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced to have developed with own branch Nippon Yuka Kogyo Co. the first additive of Japan for fuel oil to lowest sulfur tenor (VLSFO) that it satisfies requirement on the sulfur oxide emissions, additive - it has emphasized the group - that improves safety contributing to avoid problems that could be caused from determined contained of the fuel oil for ships VLSFO.

Remembering that the normative new on the emissions of the Maritime ships of the International Organization (IMO), that they will take effect next 1° January, preview that the ships can respect the limits on emissions using combustible VLSFO with a maximum sulfur tenor of 0.5%, NYK have evidenced that it expects to us that on the market a wide fuel variety will be supplied VLSFO as the process for their production differs from that for the conventional heavy fuel oil that has a sulfur tenor until 3.5%. The Japanese group has explained that the new additive developed with Nippon Yuka Kogyo will be able to reduce the possibilities that the VLSFO causes to problems to the engine or other complications. In particular - it has specified NYK - the additive allows the effective dispersion of asfalteni and paraffin contained in fuel VLSFO with the aim to avoid the formation of warehouses and engine sludge.

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