October 1st, 2018

Scrubber Observatory Platform | Workshop on sustainable shipping technology to reduce air emissions from ships

Tuesday 16 October 2018

10.00 – 16.00, Region Västra Götaland, Nordic House (8th floor)

 Rue du Luxembourg 3, Brussels, Belgium


The project partners of the EU-funded project Scrubbers: Closing the loop together with Region Västra Götaland have the pleasure to invite you to a workshop where we will discuss the technical and regulatory dimensions of scrubber technology in reducing air emissions and meeting EU and IMO regulations. We wish to take the opportunity to share experiences and results of the project, followed by a broader discussion on scrubbers from different points of view (regulators, shipyards, owners/operators, research institutes).


Opening of event | 10:00-10:30

• Jessica Hjerpe Olausson, Senior maritime expert, Västra Götaland region

• Gesine Meißner, Member of the European Parliament


Scrubbers – Closing the loop: presentation of project and guidelines on scrubber waste management | 10:30-11:15

• Per Stefenson – overview of Scrubber: Closing the loop project

• Yildiz Williams, Lloyd’s Register – presentation of scrubber waste guidelines

• Q&A


Policy panel: Scrubbers – a solution for 2020? | 11:15 – 12:30

• Antoine Kedzierski, DG MOVE, European Commission

• Sea Europe

• Martin Dorsman, European Community Shipowners’ Association

• Ricardo Batista, European Maritime Safety Agency (tbc)

• Jessica Hjerpe Olausson, Västra Götaland region


Lunch | 12:30 – 13:30


Presentation of integrated life cycle balance of scrubbers | 13:30-14:00

• IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute– presentation of results of study on integrated life cycle balance

• Q&A


Technical panel: Scrubbers – sharing of experiences | 14:00 – 15:30

• Björn Asplind, Stena Teknik

• Arjan de Vos, Damen

• Stian Aakre, Wärtsila

• EGCSA (tbc)

• Waste handling company (tbc)


Closing of event | 15:30 – 16:00

• Per Stefenson, Stena, Project coordinator



Stena Teknik is an expert function, which provides marine technical solutions for all marine-related business areas in the Stena Sphere. We carry out newbuilding projects, from conceptual ideas to newbuildings ready for operation.


Stena Teknik is a common resource for all maritime related business in the Stena Sphere and has the role of an expert function in primarily marine technology. Our innovative marine technical solutions provide added value to increase competitiveness in the different business areas.