Korean Register (KR) has awarded an AIP (Approval in Principle) for a 40,000 m3 LCO2 carrier developed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in collaboration with KR.
Nor-Shipping 2023 in Oslo, Norway on 7 June. It is the result of a successful collaboration between SHI and KR, with SHI designing the cargo tank and hull structure, while KR verified the suitability of the design by reviewing classification rules and related regulations.he certificate was presented during a ceremony held at
To maintain high pressure, the cargo tank of the LO2 carrier incorporates the IMO TYPE Independent-C tank. Furthermore, the vessel is constructed using materials specifically engineered to withstand low temperatures, to secure sufficient strength and durability even in environments exposed to low temperatures.
Through this LCO2 Carrier AIP, we have laid an important foundation for the commercialization of large LCO2 carrier technology. We will continue to provide technical support for CO2 capture, storage and burial technology and decarbonization technology in the future.
… said YEON Kyujin, Head of KR’s Plan Approval Center
Given that LCO2 has a higher density than LNG, more in-depth verification of structural safety for cargo holds, cargo tanks and support structures is required. According to KR, the LCO2 carrier has demonstrated reliability through structural analysis that evaluates structural strength and fatigue strength in high-stress areas.
Our LCO2 carrier is a good example of SHI’s advanced eco-friendly technology. We will dedicate ourselves to develop technologies to achieve carbon neutrality in the shipbuilding and maritime industry.
… said AHN Youngkyu, Vice President of SHI