VDL AEC Maritime specializes in SOx scrubbers for ships. Our certified and patented clean air system has re-defined scrubbing technology. Started on land 20 years ago,we now have the simplest and most cost-effective scrubbing system for the shipping industry which meets all emission requirements.

Started on land, evolved at sea
AEC Maritime started out reducing emissions on land and has produced over 2,300 land based scrubbers over the past 2 decades. During this period the innovative technology was optimized and perfected. Six years ago AEC transferred this onshore technology to the sea with the help of industry-renowned partners, such as the VDL Groep. At sea the patented technology is proving to be equally successful and has received certification and approval from a.o. Lloyd’s Register. At this moment there are numerous vessels operating with open loop, closed loop and hybrid scrubbers designed by VDL AEC Maritime.


“We were intrigued by the simplicity of the AEC scrubbing system. Their technology works without filters. There is no pollution on the deck, no filters to clean and no maintenance. After testing the VDL AEC Maritime closed loop scrubber on the Schleswig-Holstein we were so convinced, we ordered scrubbing systems for three more vessels.”

Fini Alsted Hansen, Technical Superintendent Fleet Management at Scandlines.