Shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has completed its concept study of the multiple hull forms for a liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carrier undertaken with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding (MSB).

The carrier is set to play a key role in the ‘clean energy transition’, by transporting captured CO2 to areas where it will either be utilised or stored.

The multi-hull designs were considered the most effective and practical, with high volumes of CO2 resulting in a tank capacity of up to around 50,000m3.

The LCO2 concept design.

The LCO2 concept design.

Source: MOL.

To cope with greater quantities of CO2 requiring transportation an even larger LCO2 carrier is being considered, in addition to a variety of ship types.