German company TGE Marine has received an order from Chinese shipyard Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co (DSOC) for the design and supply of a cargo handling system for a 7,500m³ LCO2 carrier.
The vessel is the third iteration in the series of ships that form part of the Longship project – a Norwegian state-backed effort to decarbonize large emitters in Norway. Carbon dioxide is captured, reliquefied onshore and shipped to the Norwegian continental shelf, where it is pressed underground via a terminal just outside of Bergen. TGE Marine has been taking part in the project for Norwegian consortium Northern Lights JV.
The LCO2 carrier has been designed and engineered to operate in the cold-water environments of the North Atlantic. The two cylindrical type C tanks can house up to 7,500m³ of liquid carbon dioxide. The vessel will be LNG-fueled and equipped with a shore electricity connection, to make use of green electricity during loading and unloading operations.
“Thanks to an outstanding cooperation with the shipyard as well as the owner, we were able to design a vessel that will be able to perform excellently under the conditions that it is going to face,” said TGE Marine’s proposal manager, Florian Krauss. “We are proud to be a part of a project that is unprecedented and will be an example to many similar projects that will be needed to reach net zero and beyond.”
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