HYUNDAI’S ULTRA-LARGE LIQUID CO2 TANKER GAINS APPROVALS

Sep 15, 2022 | Ship classification news

The next generation ultra large liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier for Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI) and Hyundai Glovis has received approval in principle (AiP) from both ABS and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator.

The 74,000m3 design builds on the 40,000m3 ‘super gap’ technology developed in 2021 by HHI, Hyundai Glovis, G-Marine Service, and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE).

A total of nine cylindrical tanks were applied to maximise the load carried and LNG-fuelled propulsion engines were installed in response to environmental regulations. ABS approved the basic carrier design and the RMI Maritime Administrator provided acceptance of design and equivalent arrangements as required.

Gareth Burton, ABS VP Technology, said: “We are proud to support the development of innovative vessels such as this carrier which have the potential to play a critical role in the burgeoning carbon value chain. ABS is committed to supporting the safe adoption of these technologies across the industry, and we are honoured to collaborate with HHI, Hyundai Glovis, KSOE, G-Marine Service, the RMI Maritime Administrator, and others who share this philosophy.”

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