The Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co (DSOC) recently commissioned the German company TGE Marine with an order for the design and supply of a cargo handling system for a 7,500m³ LCO2 carrier.
This new ship will mark the third of its kind and will become an addition to the Longship project, which is a Norwegian-backed project with the aim of decarbonising large emitters in Norway. This process work through the emitted CO2 being captured, reliquefied whilst onshore and then shipped to the Norwegian continental shelf. This is where the Co2 is then pressed underground through a terminal on the boarder of Bergen. TGE Marine has designed the craft excellently, providing it with the necessary materials to allow it to operate in the cold-water environments found within the North Atlantic. The ship is equipped with two cylindrical type C tanks which can hold up to 7,500m³ of liquid carbon dioxide. The vessel will also be LNG-fuelled and have a shore electricity connection. This will create the opportunity to use green electricity during loading and unloading operations.
The TGE Marine’s proposal manager, Florian Krauss, said, “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. 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.”