Babcock partners with Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
Babcock’s LGE business, the world leader in liquefied gas solutions, has partnered with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to develop liquefied CO2 carrier designs to meet growing demand for this type of ship.
Babcock will design the cargo handling system for a range of vessel sizes, specifications, cargo purities and voyage profiles to produce a highly efficient system, which has been optimized to minimize emissions and cargo loss, thus reducing the environmental impact.
To support the global adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) – widely recognized as a crucial step towards decarbonisation – the transport of large quantities of liquefied CO2 (LCO2) by ship is set to grow significantly and, by Therefore, major players in the maritime sector have been working to develop ship designs.
Michael Scott, Sales and New Product Development Program Manager for Babcock’s LGE business, said: “We know that to build the most efficient liquefied CO2 cargo handling system, we need to consider the entire CO2 value chain. By working with HHI and HMD – among the largest shipyards in the world – and other industry partners, we can design a safe, reliable and efficient cargo handling system. We are on the right track to achieve this and plan to bring our solution to market in the coming months.
He added: “As LCO2 carriers share several common design features with LPG carriers, Babcock’s extensive experience in LPG – with over 300 vessels in service – makes us the perfect development partner.”
Babcock is currently developing a suite of solutions to support shipowners on their decarbonization journey. This includes fuel gas supply systems for alternative fuels, carbon capture technologies and a range of adaptable carbon reduction systems.
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