Mitsubishi to build world’s first LCO2 transport vessel
YOKOHAMA, February 4, 2022 – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with Kobe-based ship management company Sanyu Kisen Company to build the world’s first liquid carbon dioxide transport vessel for carbon capture and storage, the Japanese multinational announced on Wednesday.
Construction of the test ship will take place at the Enoura plant of Mistubishi Heavy Industries’ Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works. Completion is expected in H2 2023.
The ship will then be chartered by Engineering Advancement Association of Japan.
In association with the engineering company, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Nippon Gas Line and Ochanomizu University will advance R&D and liquid carbon dioxide transportation technology to reduce costs.
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