Spanish technology and engineering group Sener has developed the conceptual and basic engineering design of two new vessels equipped with carbon capture systems (CCSs) for German company Grona Shipping.
he cargo vessels, of 6,000 and 9,100 tonnes respectively, will help Grona Shipping to decarbonise its fleet and have been designed to operate in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
As explained, both vessels have a liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion system and incorporate CO2 capture systems, which can be located on top of the LNG tanks or as structural tanks. These systems are an innovative technology that aims to help shipowners meet the decarbonisation targets set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the European Union (EU), reducing the need to replace their ships’ propulsion systems.
Likewise, the design conceived by Sener contemplates optimised lines that will help to reduce the towing resistance of the vessels, improving their behaviour during navigation.
Decarbonising the naval sector is an important objective not only for this industry, but for the entire economy. This decarbonisation can be a lever for growth and innovation, proposing challenges that, solved through technology, take the sector to a new level.
…said Roberto Fernández, Director of Marine at Sener.