About us - Clean Marine

Fully dedicated to emission cleaning

Clean Marine is dedicated to emission cleaning only and is recognized as a highly competitive supplier of marine exhaust scrubbers. 

The R&D started already in 2004 as part of the Torvald Klaveness Group before Clean Marine was founded as a separate company in 2006. The first 1 MW pilot was built and tested at the MAN laboratory facility in Holeby (Denmark) during the period of 2004-2008. Then followed extensive tests onboard the 10 MW EGCS on the Panamax tanker  “Baru” in 2009, the 0,6 MW demonstration and research  installation at the research institute MARINTEK in Trondheim (Norway) from  2011, and the full-scale 10 MW installation onboard the 48 000 dwt. Handymax bulker “Balder” was the first commercial vessel to retrofit a Clean Marine scrubber onboard. The system onboard Balder was fully certified in 2013 and this vessel was the first to enter the North American ECA using an EGCS as an equivalent to low-sulfur fuel.

Building on solid, maritime traditions

Our thorough knowledge of the maritime industry, coupled with Norwegian traditions for being an innovative and quality-driven maritime player and good engineering practice have been incorporated into the design of our marine scrubber.  Clean Marine is staffed with highly skilled personnel from both the maritime and the process industries. Today we are more than 40 employees. Our HQ is located at Lysaker/ Oslo, in Norway. We have dedicated partners in all corners of the globe, bringing us closer to both ship owners and ship builders. Our global presence enables us to offer first-hand expertise and equipment needed to install an EGCS on both new and existing ships.

Made by ship owners, for ship owners

Klaveness Invest AS, Nanga Partnership L.P. (advised by Smedvig Capital), and AS Atlantis Vest (controlled by Rieber) are the major shareholders in Clean Marine. They are strong and well-reputed investors from inside and outside the maritime industry and have a long-term commitment to their ownership in Clean Marine. Our joint ambition is to contribute to a sustainable maritime industry.