PFOS/PFAS Decontamination of M/V Aurora
5 February 2024
𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗣𝗙𝗢𝗦/𝗣𝗙𝗔𝗦 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗠/𝗩 𝗔𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗿𝗮’𝘀 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺.
In a significant stride towards environmental stewardship, Scanunit, along with its partners, has successfully completed the decontamination of the M/V Aurora’s firefighting installation, removing harmful PFOS/PFAS substances and converting it to a fluorine-free system. The M/V Aurora, part of the Öresundslinjen fleet, represents a forward-thinking approach to maritime environmental safety.
“In anticipation of the upcoming PFOS ban on January 1, 2026, Öresundslinjen aims to be at the forefront of the shipping industry,” stated Christian Andersson, Senior Chief Engineer at Aurora/Öresundslinjen.
“Our commitment to environmental goals led us to Scanunit for a sustainable solution to remediate PFAS in Aurora’s foam fire extinguishing system. The project, completed during our weekly off-hire without any unusual downtime, exceeded our expectations, ensuring our vessel is PFOS/PFAS free and ready for the future. We’re also assured that the removed chemicals will be responsibly managed by Fortum Waste Solutions.”
Following this statement, Marcin Mikołajczak, Scanunit’s Managing Director, expressed his company’s dedication to supporting Öresundslinjen’s environmental ambitions. “We are proud to support Öresundslinjen in reaching their environmental goals,” Mikołajczak said. ” Our innovative decontamination process reflects our commitment to delivering environmentally conscious and effective marine engineering solutions.”
This collaboration between Scanunit, Life-Clean, Johnson Control, and Fortum Waste Solutions underscores a collective commitment to environmental responsibility and innovation in the maritime industry. The successful project not only meets the impending regulatory requirements but also sets a new standard for the industry’s approach to environmental safety and sustainability.
For more information about Scanunit’s decontamination services and its impact on maritime environmental safety, please contact Mikael Laszlo, Sales Director, at +46 73 349 97 01.
Scanunit, a leader in marine services, focuses on environmental stewardship, offering PFOS/PFAS decontamination, life-saving appliances, ship service, and turnkey solutions. Our vision and value proposition aim to ensure safety, efficiency, and sustainability in maritime operations, preventing off-hire with reliable service