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SEP 2017

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56 st / September 2017 Sea Technology Buyers Guide/Directory Published since 1969, this comprehensive tool, including contact details, assists in the location of products and services of companies that have the answers. Available in both print and digital formats. $5.5 Million Available in Canada For Environmental Projects The government of Canada is mak- ing $5.5 million in funding available for environmental projects under the Environmental Damages Fund in eight provinces and territories across Cana- da. The Environmental Damages Fund follows the polluter-pays principle, ensuring that monies collected from environmental penalties are used for projects with positive environmental impacts, in the manner intended by the court. This funding will support proj- ects that help to restore or enhance the environment, conduct environmental research and provide public education on environmental issues. Eligible applicants include: nongov- ernmental organizations; universities and academic institutions; indigenous organizations; and provincial, territo- rial and municipal governments. The Environmental Damages Fund ensures that funds are primarily invest- ed in project activities that closely re- late to the original incident in terms of resources that were damaged and the geographic location. Wärtsilä to Supply Exhaust Gas Cleaners Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the exhaust gas cleaning sys- tems for two new 56,000 DWT Handy- max bulk carriers. The ships are being built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan for Tokyo-based NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd. (NYK BP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, one of Japan's largest shipping companies. Wärtsilä will also provide project management and commissioning of the systems. These are the first vessels owned or chartered by NYK Group having ex- haust gas cleaning systems installed. This is also Wärtsilä's first supply order of this equipment from any Japanese company. By fitting the Wärtsilä sys- tem, the ships will be compliant with the International Maritime Organiza- tion's SOx regulations, which come into force in 2020. The Wärtsilä equip- ment is scheduled for delivery to the yard commencing July 2018. The first vessel is due to be delivered to NYK in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the second in the first quarter of 2019. ClassNK Issues Approval Certification for EU MRV Plan ClassNK has issued approval cer- tification to Iino Marine Service Co. Ltd. on successful assessment of an EU MRV Monitoring Plan for its chemical tanker Chemroad Wing as an EU MRV verifier. The issuance of this approval certification is a first for ClassNK. EU MRV is an EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from ves- sels. This regulation lays down rules for developing monitoring plans to the verifiers accredited by a national accreditation body in the EU by Au- gust 31, 2017 for ships above 5,000 gross tons that arrive at or depart from ports under the jurisdiction of an EU member state. EU MRV also outlines requirements for collecting data and submitting emission reports from Janu- ary 1, 2018. environmental monitoring

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