South Korea’s largest shipbuilding group Hyundai unveils CO2 shipping solutions
Hyundai, South Korea's largest shipbuilding company, is developing carbon dioxide shipping solutions.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has backed Hyundai Mipo Dockyard's plans to create a containment system for new CO2 carriers, while Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), the group's holding company, has announced it is developing onboard carbon capture and storage systems.
To help its diversification into the carbon capture market, Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced plans earlier this year to monetize a CO2 carrier concept by 2025.
Existing CO2 carriers, which have been a niche trade until now, have been hindered by their limited sizes due to current containment systems, which Asian shipbuilders are now looking to fix as CO2 seaborne trades become more mainstream.
Maritime Business World