Mitsubishi Shipbuilding agrees to construct ‘green’ test ship with Sanyu Kisen


The shipping arm of Yokohama-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, will go ahead with construction of a demonstration ship designed to transport liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2).

Expected to be the world’s first LCO2 carrier intended specifically for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), the vessel will be chartered by the Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA) to be used for the intended project purposes. 

R&D of the relevant LCO2 technology will be accelerated through an ENAA initiative – along with three project partners, whereas the ship’s full design, including its cargo containment system, will be handled by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.

Demand for safe and efficient transport of captured CO2 is set to accelerate as more companies focus on making carbon capture a key part of helping to meet carbon reduction goals. 

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