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North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market - By Fuel (MDO, MGO, Hybrid), By Application (Commercial, Offshore, Recreational, Navy), 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8889
  • Published Date: Apr 2024
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North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Size

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market size was valued USD 1.2 Billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2024 and 2032. These are pollution control devices installed on ships to reduce emissions of harmful substances, primarily sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulate matter, from exhaust gases produced by marine engines. These systems work by directing the exhaust gas through a liquid, typically seawater or freshwater mixed with alkali chemicals, in a scrubbing tower or chamber.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market

Stringent environmental regulations imposed by governing bodies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), mandate the reduction of sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions from marine vessels thereby augmenting the industry landscape. Abundant availability of suitable scrubbing mediums, including seawater and freshwater sources, across the region will enhance product penetration. Further, rising awareness and adoption of sustainable practices among shipping companies and fleet operators will contribute to the business growth.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Trends

Ongoing development of hybrid and closed-loop configurations along with improvements in system efficiency and reliability, will enhance the adoption of scrubber solutions among ship operators. Growing availability of abundant scrubbing mediums, across the region, reduction in operational costs associated with scrubber installations will ensure sustainable operations thereby propelling the product demand. Moreover, financial incentives and subsidies offered by governments and regulatory bodies to promote emission reduction technologies which will strengthen the business statistics.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Analysis

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market, By Type, 2022-2032 (USD Billion)

Based on type, the market is segmented into open loop, closed loop, hybrid and others. Hybrid is anticipated to grow by more than USD 1.7 Billion by 2032.  These systems combine the features of both open-loop and closed-loop scrubbers, offering a versatile and adaptable approach to emission control for marine vessels thereby improving growth opportunities. In addition, their ability to switch between open-loop and closed-loop modes based on operational needs and environmental conditions coupled with advanced monitoring and control technologies will stimulate the product adoption in the region.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Share, By Application, 2023

Based on application the North America wet marine scrubber systems market is segmented into commercial, offshore, recreational, navy and others. Offshore is set to grow at a CAGR of more than 11.5% in the coming years driven by stringent environmental regulations and the need for compliance with emission standards in offshore operations. The industry prioritizes safety, reliability, and efficiency in equipment selection which makes these scrubbers an attractive choice owing to their proven performance and reliability in harsh marine conditions. Additionally, continued expansion across the maritime sector along with stringent environmental regulations will drive the business momentum.

U.S. Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Size, 2022-2032 (USD Million)

The U.S. wet marine scrubber systems market is anticipated to grow by more than USD 2.2 Billion by 2032. Robust enforcement of emission standards along with imposition of emission control areas (ECAs) along the U.S. coastline will propel the demand for scrubber technologies. Additionally, the country’s commitment to technological product advancements coupled with surge in offshore wind energy projects will foster the ecosystem for innovations in scrubber systems.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Share

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Company Market Share

Eminent market players are focusing on research and development to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and environmental performance of their scrubber systems. Large scale investments in innovative technologies and solutions to differentiate their product offerings and meet with the evolving needs of customers while ensuring compliance with stringent emission regulations will support the industry scenario. Moreover, customer-centric approaches are gaining prominence with companies focusing on providing comprehensive support services, including installation, maintenance, and aftermarket support.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Companies

Eminent players operating in the North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems industry are:

  • Alfa Laval AB
  • Clean Marine
  • Duconenv
  • DuPont Clean Technologies
  • Ecospray Technologies S.r.l
  • Elessent Clean Technologies Inc
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • FLSmidth
  • Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Solvay
  • Valmet Corporation
  • Wartsila Corporation

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Industry News:

  • In October 2019, Dole Food Company placed an order for two wet open loop scrubber systems from SeaSOx. These systems were intended for use on their reefer container ships travelling between South America, Europe, and the U.S. Each vessel has four auxiliary engines in addition to its single main engine, which produces 23.9 MW of power. ANDRITZ, was tasked with the engineering and supply of all major equipment, including pumps, scrubber towers, valves, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), and Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems.
  • In July 2019 Valmet got a contract to provide gas cleaning systems for ten container vessels to COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd. The delivery encompasses customized open-loop scrubber systems for main and generator engines, along with auxiliary systems and automation. This contract highlights the rising need for exhaust gas cleaning systems in the maritime sector to adhere to environmental regulations.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume and revenue in “Units & USD Billion” from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type, 2019 – 2032 (Units & USD Billion)

  • Open loop
  • Closed loop
  • Hybrid
  • Others

Market, By Fuel, 2019 – 2032 (Units & USD Billion)

  • MDO
  • MGO
  • Hybrid
  • Others

Market, By Application, 2019 – 2032 (Units & USD Billion)

  • Commercial
  • Offshore
  • Recreational
  • Navy
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • U.S.
  • Canada


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Pooja Shukla

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America wet marine scrubber systems industry size was worth USD 1.2 billion in 2023 and will grow at a 11% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, driven by region's extensive maritime trade activities, particularly in oil and gas, shipping, and transportation sectors and the stringent environmental regulations.

Offshore segment will record more than 11.5% of industry share in 2032, primarily due to the region's extensive offshore oil and gas exploration activities and the stringent environmental regulations governing maritime emissions.

The hybrid loop type wet marine scrubber systems will secure USD 1.7 billion by 2032, propelled by segment's dual capability to handle both open-loop and closed-loop operations, providing flexibility to vessels operating in various marine environments.

Major leaders including Alfa Laval AB, ANDRITZ, Clean Marine, Duconenv, DuPont Clean Technologies, Ecospray Technologies S.r.l, Elessent Clean Technologies Inc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, FLSmidth, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Panasia Co, Ltd., Solvay, Valmet Corporation, Wärtsilä Corporation are operating in the North America wet marine scrubber systems industry.

North America Wet Marine Scrubber Systems Market Scope

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