but Cleanship Solutions is…

Cleanship Solutions brings our 100% impartial advice and assistance to one of the most significant retrofit investment decisions – exhaust gas scrubber systems. By helping shipowners and operators identify the most suitable technologies for specific vessels (by examining all of the options), coupled with our comprehensive retrofit capabilities, allows us to offer the full spectrum exhaust gas scrubber compliance solution.


Cleanship Solutions was established to make a change – to ensure that shipowners and operators were given honest and impartial advice in achieving compliance with environmental legislation.

As a trusted advocate we place the interests of shipowners ahead of our own.

And this clear purpose drives everything we do as an organisation…

We offer the full spectrum compliance solution…

The problem with current compliance solutions is that they only address individual segments of the entire compliance process, each of which, independently, are useless for achieving compliance on their own. In order to ensure compliance is achieved, each of the six main disciplines should be considered…

Cleanship Solutions are the only compliance and retrofit engineering experts to offer the full spectrum compliance solution…


Cleanship Solutions has no commercial agreements with any exhaust gas scrubber system manufacturers – ensuring we are one of very few consultancies able to offer truly impartial, independent compliance advice.

We examine all compliance options for every vessel – utilising our expert knowledge of all of the systems on the market, their individual idiosyncrasies, and suitability for specific vessels.

We tailor our retrofit services to suit each client…

Whether our client is at the early stages of exhaust gas scrubber system selection, or looking for a turnkey retrofit service, Cleanship Solutions can tailor its service range to suit.


Cleanship Solutions operates a proven and reliable retrofit process which offers our clients significant flexibility in their retrofit requirements. Our retrofit process has been carefully designed to enable shipowners and operators to get to an investment decision making point, fully informed of their compliance options, with minimal up-front feasibility costs (less than 1% of total retrofit costs).

In order to understand the technical implications of potential exhaust gas scrubbers onboard, the first step in our retrofit process is undertaking a vessel survey and 3D laser scan.

Our in-house team of highly experienced naval architects, marine & design engineers can mobilise at short notice to undertake vessel surveys and 3D laser scans onboard vessels globally. Our surveys generally cause no disruption to the vessel.

Our highly detailed 3D laser scanning equipment provides us with an accurate representation of the potential installation areas onboard, whilst our comprehensive technical checklists ensure our engineers capture all required data and drawings in order to undertake the second stage of our retrofit process – the feasibility study & system selection.

The second stage of our retrofit process is tailored to each vessel, and is designed to examine, analyse and objectively identify the most suitable Scrubber option for the specific vessel.

Our feasibility studies incorporate a comprehensive system comparison – comparing the available systems on a purely objective basis – including CAPEX, OPEX and technical, as well as corporate viability. We compare all available systems on the market to ensure owners and operators are presented with an unbiased set of recommendations.

Our technical analysis is not merely based on technical information provided by manufacturers. Instead, we utilise the findings and 3D laser scan data obtained during a vessel survey, to undertake conceptual 3D modelling of the options available, and truly build a thorough understanding of the practicalities of retrofitting systems onboard.

Utilising state of the art 3D engineering software, combined with our extensive capability of undertaking and post processing 3D laser scanning onboard, enables Cleanship Solutions to carry out quick and efficient retrofit engineering packages, even on the most complex of retrofit projects. Indeed. Cleanship Solutions prides itself on assisting owners and operators of complex vessels in achieving retrofit compliance.

Our retrofit engineering & design outputs provide owners & operators with a comprehensive drawing and design package, suitable for a variety of uses:

  • Class Submission – for approval of retrofit design & proposed installation
  • Fabrication – full fabrication drawing package for structure, pipework & electrical
  • Procurement – comprehensive BOM (bill of material) for procurement purposes
  • Installation – overview and layout drawings for retrofit installation

With drydock time and budgets limited, Cleanship Solutions fully understands the necessity to ensure any retrofit installation is carried out efficiently. With our extensive experience of a range of retrofit projects, we ensure that the majority of new structure and pipework is designed for pre-fabrication, leaving only a small number of closing pieces to be finalised during installation.


Cleanship Solutions is experienced in completing retrofit projects globally, with our efficient and seamless approach. Initial surveying and 3D scanning can be undertaken anywhere in the world, at a place and time convenient to the vessel, whilst our flexible on-site project management teams can mobilise fabricators, installers and labour from our key network of global partners to complete installation wherever is required.