Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and ABS have established a joint development project (JDP) to work together on the design of a 70,000m3 very large carbon dioxide carrier. The move comes as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) climbs the climate agenda as a means of tackling carbon emissions.
The South Korean shipbuilder has previously developed a conceptual design for a larger 100,000m3 carrier and is now focusing on raising ship efficiency by using larger cargo tanks. The JDP will investigate the suitability of different steel materials, as well as existing low-temperature steel, for carriage of the gas, which has a boiling point of -78.5°C.
ABS senior vice president, Global Engineering and Technology, Patrick Ryan, commented: “CCUS can play a role in reducing emissions in a range of industries, but the supply chain will need vessels capable of transporting CO2 savely and efficiently. That’s why the JDP with DSME is so important, not just for the maritime industry but for ambitions to reduce the carbon footprint of the entire global economy.”
JDP set up to develop very large CO₂ carrier