From 1 January 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will enforce a 0.5% global sulfur cap on fuel content for areas currently with 3.5% limit. In these areas, all vessels will be required to use fuel with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5%, unless they use exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Neste will offer a new IMO2020-compliant marine fuel. The Neste Marine 0.5, containing 0.5% sulfur, will be introduced to the market during Q4/2019. By choosing Neste’s low-sulfur fuel, shipping companies will have a solution which is easy to switch to and guarantees immediate compliance with the global sulfur cap.
Neste Marine 0.5 is manufactured in Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Leveraging on its long-term refining expertise, Neste is able to ensure stable product quality and technical feasibility. These are verified by full scale fuel equipment system and engine tests in laboratory and onboard. The product meets the RMG 0.5 specification and ISO 8217:2017 standard requirements.
The product will be available in Northwest Europe. The exact locations and product’s technical specification will be released in the fall of 2019.