Sep 13, 2023 | Ship classification news

ABS has joined a pioneering joint industry project (JIP) to collaborate on the development of a detailed design of a 40,000m3 liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier that meets class and statutory requirements with Ecolog Services, Hanwha Ocean and Babcock International Liquid Gas Equipment (LGE).

The ultimate design will maximise energy integration and minimise GHG emissions while being cargo versatile and capable of offshore offloading, as in the direct injection of liquid CO2.

Panos Koutsourakis, ABS VP Global Sustainability said: “Transporting liquified CO2 is a critical part of the carbon value chain. This requires a new type of vessel, and ABS is proud to use our deep industry insight to support this group of leading players in developing such an important new asset for Ecolog.”

Dr Panos Deligiannis, Ecolog Head of Shipping, said: “Ecolog is a mid-stream CCUS service provider, building, owning and operating ships and terminals used to connect emitters safely and cost effectively to permanent storage and or re-use it sites. This joint industry project between Hanwha, American Bureau of Shipping, Babcock and Ecolog brings together experts in their respective fields who aspire to provide in depth knowledge to the transportation of CO2 and support the CCUS market with design and operational standards. This is a first of its kind scientific work focusing on large scale CO2 ship transport which is much needed for the delivery of the Paris Agreement. At Ecolog we are thrilled to be part of this joint endeavour, and we expect that this will encourage similar winning synergies in future.”

Sang-Don Kang, Hanwha Ocean Head of Basic Design Department said: “Hanwha Ocean is expecting to develop the optimum ship design of large LCO2 carriers through this JIP and to be one step ahead of our competitors in terms of shipbuilding technology. Hanwha Ocean will maintain its unique competitiveness for the technology and quality in the field of liquefied gas carriers such as LNG and LPG carriers.”

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