Emission reduction inland navigation

Inland navigation

‘Sailing green’ is high on the list of priorities of the inland waterway transportation sector. Not just to meet European directives, (future) national legislation and local environmental measures, but also because key market parties and bodies expect it, port companies encourage it, and public opinion demands it!

Currently, all eyes are mainly focussed on the update of the EU directive for Non-road Mobile Machinery (NRMM). When what is commonly referred to as the "Stage V" emission standards come into force (most likely in 2020), even stricter requirements will apply to inland navigation as regards diesel particle matter and nitrogen-oxide emissions.


As an ship owner or shipyard, Xeamos can help you meet all the requirements related to emission reduction, even when you are still sailing with old engines. We understand that the space in the engine room of an inland navigation vessel is often limited and so we specialise in delivering customised solutions, both with regard to the required performance and the available dimensions.

Installation and check

We believe that it is important that our systems are integrated correctly. We therefore always ensure that the shipyard or yard has all the documentation required in advance. We will also check the installation work on site. Furthermore, during commissioning, we will perform different tests using professional measuring equipment. As a result, you will be able to prove that you meet all emission standards - not only on paper but also in practice.


The Xeamos systems have a reputation in the market for their sound and robust design and long service life. As a shipping entrepreneur, this means that you benefit from low maintenance costs and a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as well as benefiting from the design choices we have made.

  • Standard and customised solutions for emission reduction
  • Precisely calculated and then tested in practice
  • Robust construction and long service life
  • Lower maintenance costs and a lower TCO

The right solution for every challenge

Examine and compare our systems for inland navigation.

All systems

Marine Propulsion After Treatment

Our most popular solution for inland navigation. Compact, all-in-one after-treatment system for particulate matter and NOx reduction.

  • SCR - DeNOx
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Diesel oxidation catalyst
  • Active regeneration - Burner
  • Noise reduction
  • Safety bypass

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Selective Catalytic Reduction

Compact NOx catalytic converter with integrated sound attenuation.

  • SCR - DeNOx
  • Optional noise reduction
  • Standard MGO/MDO fuels
  • Optional spark arrester

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Diesel Particle Filter 

Compact diesel particulate filter with electric heater for active regeneration. Designed for GenSet applications.

  • Active regeneration - electrical
  • Safety bypass
  • Optional extra noise reduction

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Emission reduction in practice

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"As an inland shipping entrepreneur, I also, of course, consider the long-term operational cost s. That’s why I chose Xeamos' MPAT system. It’s probably slightly more expensive to purchase but it is sound technology and it does what it is supposed to do. I really do not have to worry about it at all ...….”

Cees van Vliet, MTS Da Vinci (double propeller vessel with two full MPAT-SCR+DPF systems)

Are you interested in one of our systems? Are you looking for a customised solution? Contact Xeamos