ABS has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) for its design of cargo tanks on board super-large, liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carriers, says an article published on Cision.
Vertical asymmetric structure
The cargo tank of approximately 15,000 cbm will be mounted on a 100,000 cbm LCO2 carrier and is designed for operational efficiency in a vertical asymmetric structure to maximize the loading weight, so enough space can be provided to install liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion engines and carbon capture devices for future vessel designs.
Advances CO2 transport
“If carbon value chains are to continue to mature globally, safe and efficient carbon transport is going to prove key, as is carbon capture. This project is noteworthy for the way it not only advances CO2 transport with its introduction of significant capacity but allows for the introduction of carbon capture on board, which may prove to be a critical technology in the energy transition. ABS is proud to be able to use our insight and experience to support this project,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.
Carbon capture market
“We plan to develop new materials for LCO2 carrier cargo tanks and develop new ship designs that can increase ship owners’ operational efficiency, and we expect to maintain DSME’s overwhelming technology in the LCO2 carrier sector, which is a major concern of the carbon capture market,” said Jun-Lyoung Seo, DSME Executive Vice President and Head of Engineering and Technology Unit.
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