ABS AiP granted for large LCO2 carrier design
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) from ABS for the design of a large-scale liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO₂) carrier and for a 96,000 cbm floating storage and offloading (FSO) unit.
The designs for vessels to carry and store liquified carbon dioxide (LCO2) were developed by Petronas, MOL and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI). The Motorship notes that MOL and Petronas concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to study LCO₂ transportation for the Asia Pacific region in February 2022. The development is the latest in a string of moves that MOL has made to enter the LCO₂ transport market.