New LNG-Powered LCO2 Carriers Launched In China

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  • DSIC launches two LNG-powered liquefied CO2 carriers for Northern Lights JV.
  • CO2 is injected into offshore reservoirs.
  • Features include wind-assisted propulsion systems and air lubrication.

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) launches two LNG-powered liquefied CO2 carriers for Northern Lights JV, reports LNG Prime.

Vessel Details

The 7,500-cbm ships, named Northern Pioneer and Northern Pathfinder, are officially launched and transferred to the harbor.

Joint Venture

Equinor, Shell, and TotalEnergies form the Northern Lights JV to oversee the project.

Purpose and Operations: Transport Objective

The vessels will transport liquefied CO2 from Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands to the Northern Lights’ CO2 receiving terminal in Oygarden, Norway.

Storage

They injected CO2 into offshore reservoirs for safe and permanent storage.

Expansion Plans: Fleet Expansion

K Line enters into a charter contract for a third LNG-powered liquefied CO2 vessel with Northern Lights JV.

Contract Partnerships

Charter deals with Bernhard Schulte and DSOC for managing and building additional vessels.

Technological Features: Propulsion

All vessels will have LNG dual-fuel propulsion for eco-friendly operations.

Efficiency Measures

Features include wind-assisted propulsion systems and air lubrication to reduce carbon intensity.

Environmental Impact: Sustainability Focus

Integration of advanced technologies underscores commitment to reducing environmental footprint in maritime operations.

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Source: LNG prime