HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering today announced that it had just finalised a $141 million shipbuilding deal with Capital Maritime Group for the construction of two 22,000 cubic meter-class liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) carriers.
ccording to Korean news agencies, the vessels will be constructed at Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dockyard and delivered in the second half of 2025. They are 159.9 metres long, 27.4 metres wide, and 17.8 metres tall. Additionally, they have dual fuel ready for ammonia, enabling future conversion to ammonia-powered boats.
These vessels are also made to carry a variety of additional liquefied gas cargoes, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ammonia, in addition to liquid carbon dioxide.
As a potential green way to cut CO2 emissions from shipping, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is gaining popularity. Because they transport liquefied CO2 to the areas where it is stored and/or utilised, liquid CO2 carriers are essential components of this value chain.