Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to build LCO2 carrier

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has signed a contract with compatriot shipowner Sanyu Kisen to build a liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier.

The development of the demonstration vessel is a part of initiatives of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in the carbon capture utilization and storage field, according to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Also, the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA) will charter the ship from Sanyu Kisen and operate it.

Under consignment from ENAA, three additional partners, K Line, Nippon Gas Line and Ochanomizu University, would accelerate the research and development projects of the LCO2 transportation technology, Mitsubishi said.

The partners would also contribute to cost reduction of CCUS technology and enable “safe, long-distance and large-scale transportation of LCO2.”

According to Mitsubishi, the 72 meters long ship would be the world’s first LCO2 carrier intended specifically for CCUS.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding would be in charge of all aspects of the construction process, including developing a cargo containment system of 1,450 cbm.

Japan’s shipbuilder will also apply its gas handling technologies and use its expertise accumulated through the construction of LPG and LNG carriers.

It will build the vessel at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding added it would deliver the ship in the second half of the fiscal year 2023.

Last year Mitsubishi Shipbuilding revealed that it had joined forces with NYK to develop a large liquefied CO2 carrier.

The two companies plan to develop LCO2 carriers as they expect demand for these vessels to increase in the future.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Charif Souki steps down as chairman of Tellurian

US LNG firm Tellurian, the developer of the Driftwood LNG export project in Louisiana, said on Friday that its...

Dynagas FSRU ready to start Stade job

The 174,000-cbm FSRU Transgas Force, owned by Dynagas, has left Germany's Bremerhaven and will now work as an LNG...

VTTI and Hoegh LNG join forces on Dutch FSRU terminal

Rotterdam-based storage terminal owner VTTI, co-owned by Vitol, IFM, and Adnoc, is joining forces with FSRU player Hoegh LNG...

More News Like This

GSI launches SFL’s LNG-fueled PCTC

China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has launched SFL Corporation’s LNG dual-fuel pure car and truck carrier, Thor Highway. This...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding continues with deliveries of LNG fuel systems to Shin Kurushima

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a unit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is continuing with deliveries of LNG fuel gas supply systems...

K Line welcomes LNG carrier Lagenda Setia in its fleet

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua has delivered the 79,960-cbm LNG carrier, Lagenda Setia, to Japan’s K Line. According to a statement by K...

Australia’s Woodside and Japan’s Kepco to work on carbon capture and storage

Australian LNG producer Woodside and Japan's Kansai Electric Power have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to enable studies...