American Bureau of Shipping published liquefied CO2 carrier requirements


The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published industry requirements for liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carriers for safe and efficient transportation as more industries adopt carbon capture technologies.

Requirements for liquefied carbon dioxide carriers is believed to be the first publication available in the maritime industry dedicated to the design, construction, and classification of LCO2 carriers where liquefied CO2 is carried as cargo.

Patrick Ryan, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at ABS, said that the new requirements provide much needed guidance to minimise risks to the crew, the vessel, and the environment.

He continued, “The safe transportation of CO2 plays a vital role in the carbon value chain, and ABS is proud to use our expertise as the world’s leading classification society for gas carriers to support this sector of the global energy transition.”

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