Høglund Marine Solutions, in collaboration with HB Hunte Engineering, has developed a tank concept for LPG and CO2 transportation, based on existing, proven technology. This new system doubles current vessel cargo capacity to transport liquified CO2.
Høglund and HB Hunte’s transportation solution uses a bilobe tank with a capacity of 8000cbm, drawing on Cargo Handling System (CHS) and tank designs that they have previously proven in LNG, LPG and other sectors. The development of this solution came after a proof of concept request from gas technology experts.
The solution is available for use in existing tanker designs and doubles the transportation capacity of liquid CO2. It can be adapted for LPG, giving extra flexibility to a vessel that uses them.
The tank configuration has an impact for the use of different alternative material and reasonable fabrication processes while complying with IGC Code and conventional rule.
Currently, the maximum capacity for transporting liquified CO2 is approximately 3600cbm, or roughly 1770 tonnes.
Commenting on this new solution, Wolfgang Franzelius, Director Sales & Business Development at HB Hunte, stated:
CCS is a core technology area in realising the important goal of a net-zero economy. With new lines of finance emerging that support decarbonisation, we must develop the technology to achieve it at pace and scale