DSIC building world’s first LNG powered CO2 carriers

October 19, 2021 Maritime Safety News

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Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC) has won a contract to build two 7,500 cu m LNG powered CO2 carriers for Northern Lights, an Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies joint venture.

Katherine Si | Oct 12, 2021

The three parties are developing infrastructure to transport CO2 from industrial emitters by ship to a receiving terminal in Norway.

Independently developed by DISC, the vessels will be around 130 metres length, 21.2 metres width. The first of the vessels is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2024.

As well as LNG power, the vessels will also apply wind-assisted propulsion system and air lubrication to reduce carbon intensity by around 34% compared to conventional systems.

The vessels will be registered in Norway and classed by DNV.