HMM plans to conduct field tests of an onboard carbon capture system (OCCS) for containerships in cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries and Panasia.
The tests will start in the in second half of this year and follow completion of a feasibility study carried out by HMM and Panasia. It indicated that an onboard carbon capture system could be installed without changing the existing equipment of the ship and would not hinder the stability of vessel operations. In the Panasia system, collected carbon becomes liquefied in a pressurized tank and can be used for manufacturing dry ice or for agricultural use.
Based on these findings, HMM will fit OCCS in one of its containerships for an operational test, with SHI and Panasia providing engineering support.