Water testing

Comply with international guidelines

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Scrubber water testing

In order to reduce emissions of sulphur oxides, shipping has had to comply with the guidelines drawn up by the IMO since the beginning of 2020. Shipping companies operating in US waters also have to comply with the guidelines of the VGP. According to IMO guidelines, a ship may only run on low-sulphur fuels or on LNG. If ships continue to use the (cheaper) high-sulphur fuel, the installation of a scrubber is mandatory. Such a system uses seawater to wash the sulphur oxides out of the exhaust gases, thereby significantly reducing the ship’s sulphur dioxide concentrations. Because the scrubber water is discharged into the sea, it may only contain a certain amount of environmental pollutants.

Normec MTS is happy to take the testing of the treated scrubber water off your hands.

Why choose Normec MTS?
  • Reliable partner for scrubber water, ballast water and potable water
  • Full service: from customs clearance of the samples to advice
  • A client-oriented approach and customised services
  • Experience and knowledge of and adhere to applicable legislation and regulations

Result in 3 steps

  1. Transport sample kit

    You receive a recyclable sample kit aboard your ship. Wherever it is in the world.

  2. Sampling

    You return the sample kit containing the refrigerated samples to the Normec MTS laboratory.

  3. Report

    Within 10 working days, a report of the parameters examined will be shared on our customer portal.


Spliethoff Group

Spliethoff Group and Normec MTS

With more than 130 vessels, Spliethoff provides all types of sea transport of dry cargo, mainly in the form of project cargoes. Alex Fokkens is part of the shipping company’s Quality Health Safety Security Environment Department and talks about his cooperation with Normec MTS.