ClassNK classifies first Neopanamax onboard CCS retrofit installation


Source: HRDD

ClassNK has issued a SCCS-Full class notation to EVER TOP, a Neopanamax container vessel owned by Taiwanese liner operator Evergreen. The notation signifies that the vessel is now equipped with an onboard CO2 capture and storage (CCS) system.

The vessel has been marked as the world’s first Neopanamax container vessel to be retrofitted with a CCS system. The CCS system, designed and developed by Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute, were installed at Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HRDD).

The retrofit installation of SMDERI’s amine-based CCS system on board the EVER TOP extends the history of cooperation between SMDERI and MAN Energy Solutions in CCS applications. EVER TOP is equipped with a MAN B&W 11S90ME-C9 main mover.

The Motorship previously reported that SMDERI had received a first order for an onboard CCS system in connection with an order for 12 x 82,000 dwt Kamsarmax vessels at Jiangsu New Hantong Ship Heavy Industry in April 2024. The Kamsarmax vessels have been specified with MAN B&W 6G50ME-C9.6 main movers.

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