Two LCO2 carriers are beneath building for the Northern Lights carbon seize and storage undertaking (supply: North Lights)
19 Dec 2022by John Snyder
Japan’s Ok Line will function among the world’s first liquefied CO2 (LCO2) ships beneath an settlement with the Northern Lights three way partnership beginning in 2024
London-based subsidiary of Ok Line, Ok Line LNG Transport (UK), will handle the 2 ships transporting LCO2 from industrial emitters, together with the Norcem Brevik and Hafslund Oslo Celsio carbon seize amenities, to the Northern Lights CO2 receiving terminal in Øygarden, Norway.
Being constructed to DNV class and registered beneath the Norway flag, each LNG dual-fuel LCO2 carriers are beneath building at China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Business Co for supply in 2024.
One of many distinctive options of every of the 130-m carriers can be a single 28 m x 4 m Rotor Sail equipped by Norsepower. The Finnish firm estimates the Rotor Sails will scale back the gasoline and CO2 emissions from every vessel by roughly 5%.
“Ok Line has deep expertise in liquefied fuel transport and a robust security and environmental observe report”, mentioned Northern Lights managing director Børre Jacobsen.
CO2 transport is a key element to attach industrial emitters in Europe to acceptable and secure CO2 storage websites such because the one operated by Northern Lights within the North Sea. Northern Lights mentioned its ship-based resolution “gives flexibility to succeed in emitters throughout Europe”.
Northern Lights is growing an open and versatile infrastructure to move CO2 from industrial emitters by ship to a receiving terminal in western Norway for intermediate storage, earlier than being transported by pipeline for everlasting storage in a geological reservoir 2,600 m beneath the seabed. Operations are scheduled to begin in 2024. The amenities are beneath building and can allow Northern Lights to supply a secure and dependable transport and storage service to industrial emitters from throughout Europe.
The Northern Lights JV companions are Equinor, Shell and TotalEnergies.
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