Sunday, February 5, 2023
spot_img
HomeEnvironmentMitsubishi Shipbuilding to build liquefied CO2 test ship

Subscribe

To our FREE newsletter
Get all the latest maritime news delivered straight to your inbox.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to build liquefied CO2 test ship

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Yokohama-based member of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded a contract with Sanyu Kisen Co., Ltd., a Kobe-based enterprise principally engaged in management of ships navigation in Japanese as well as foreign waters, calling for the construction of a demonstration test ship to transport liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) in conjunction with initiatives of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in ”CCUS R&D and Demonstration Related Project / Large-scale CCUS Demonstration in Tomakomai / Demonstration Project on CO2 Transportation / R&D and Demonstration Project for CO2 Marine Transportation”.

Construction will get underway at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works, with completion and delivery scheduled for the second half of the fiscal 2023.

The Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA), one of the entities performing business relating to the demonstration projects, will charter the ship from Sanyu Kisen, the subcontractor, and operate it for the project purposes. Under consignment from ENAA, three additional project partners – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE), Nippon Gas Line Co., Ltd., and Ochanomizu University – will accelerate R&D of the LCO2 transportation technology and contribute to cost reduction of CCUS technology and safe, long-distance and large-scale transportation of LCO2.

Although ships to carry LCO2 used in the food industry have previously been constructed and operated in Europe and Japan, the ship to be newly constructed is expected to be the world’s first LCO2 carrier intended specifically for CCUS. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will be in charge of all aspects from the ship design through construction, including the cargo containment system, applying its gas handling technologies and expertise cultivated through the construction of liquefied gas carriers (both LPG and LNG types).

CCUS is garnering attention today as an effective means of achieving a carbon-neutral society. Because CO2 emissions sites are often located distant from the sites selected for carbon utilization or storage, demand is expected to increase for LCO2 carriers which can transport their cargo safely and economically. Through the experience to be gained by constructing the world’s first LCO2 carrier built specifically for CCUS, MHI Group will strengthen its current strategic business focused on the energy transition. The Company will also continue its dedication to developing and providing the technologies relating to LCO2 carriers necessary for CCUS value chain building, to contribute to CO2 ecosystem development.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, under its “MARINE FUTURE STREAM” growth strategy, has set two overarching targets: decarbonization through innovative technologies in maritime industry such as use of renewable energies and carbon recycling, and effective use of ocean spaces through autonomous operation and electrification. To achieve those goals, the company aims to pursue and realize diverse innovations applicable to the industry. The ongoing development of LCO2 carriers and active quest for commercial viability in this area are part of those initiatives, with the company’s ultimate goal set on realizing decarbonization as a marine system integrator.

Related Posts

Video

Finance & Economy
Shipping News
Ports

Keppel Corp posts 9% drop in full-year profit

Singapore’s Keppel Corp said on Thursday its net profit for the year fell 9%, partly hurt by weak performance from its urban development business...

Stolt-Nielsen sees Q4 profits rise on strong markets

Stolt-Nielsen Limited reported unaudited results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022. The Company reported a fourth-quarter net profit of $95.3 million, with revenue...

Euronav delivers better-than-expected Q4 revenue

Euronav NV reported its non-audited financial results for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2022. Hugo De Stoop, CEO of Euronav said: “Constrained vessel supply...

Wartsila: A challenging year with strong annual growth

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2022 Order intake decreased by 24% to EUR 1,638 million (2,150)Service order intake increased by 6% to EUR 791 million (747)Net sales...

Hapag-Lloyd achieves extraordinarily strong result in its anniversary year 2022

On the basis of preliminary and unaudited figures, Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the 2022 financial year – in which it celebrated its 175th anniversary –...

Baltic index hits over 2-year trough on waning demand for larger vessels

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index dropped to its lowest level in...

Luxury Cruise Market Holds Much Promise For Greek & East Med Hidden Gem Destinations

The appeal of Greece and the East Mediterranean as an ideal region for luxury...

Baltic index falls to over 2-year low as larger vessel rates slide

The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index fell to its lowest since June...

Baltic index logs worst month in 3 years

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index registered its biggest monthly percentage fall in...

Baltic index snaps 9-day losing streak as panamax, supramax rates rise

The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index snapped its nine-session losing streak on Tuesday,...

DP World wins bid for development of a mega-container terminal at India’s Deendayal Port

DP World has won a major concession to develop, operate and maintain the mega-container terminal at Deendayal port in Gujarat, on the western coast...

Luxury Cruise Market Holds Much Promise For Greek & East Med Hidden Gem Destinations

The appeal of Greece and the East Mediterranean as an ideal region for luxury cruising will be one of the main highlights of the...

Port of Los Angeles proposes cruise terminal project

The Port of Los Angeles is inviting comments on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the future development of a new Outer Harbor...

Port of Long Beach Closes 2022 with Second-Busiest Year

The Port of Long Beach marked its second-busiest year on record by moving 9.13 million twenty-foot equivalent units in 2022, allowing for a return...

Hapag-Lloyd AG acquires share in J M Baxi Ports & Logistics Limited

Hapag-Lloyd AG signed a binding agreement today under which it will acquire 35% of J M Baxi Ports & Logistics Limited (JMBPL) from a...