LCO2 offloading concept study
The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation is pleased to award its concept study on offloading liquefied CO2 (LCO2) captured onboard ships to Lloyd's Register, supported by their partner Arup.
This study will address safety and operational considerations surrounding offloading of LCO2 that has been captured tankers, bulkers and containers liners, including articulating the temperatures and pressures under which this process would optimally take place and the different receptacles to be used for this purpose.
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In 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declared its ambition to halve the total annual GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. To meet this target, the transition to low-/zero-carbon fuels and technologies is necessary.
The case for offloading of CO2
To advance the end-to-end implementation of shipboard carbon capture (SBCC) systems, GCMD issued an Invitation-for-Proposals (IFP) on 2nd December 2022, to articulate the concept design for the offloading of shipboard captured CO2 during port calls. The study will also support the establishment of regulatory and operational guidelines that will govern future piloting and demonstration projects related to SBCC.
Develop concepts to safely + accurately offload shipboard captured CO2
Assess the readiness of current infrastructure for LCO2 offloading
Generate CAPEX + OPEX models
for LCO2 offloading infrastructure, buildout + operation costs
Review + identify gaps in custody transfer, competency standards + regulatory approval
Review policy + regulation regimes
+ identify those that allow offloading of shipboard captured CO2
Validate & finalise findings with industry stakeholders
25 industry partners and 2 observers signed letters of collaboration to share confidential technical information with the consortium so a robust set of recommendations can be made to regulators.
LCO2 handling: Chevron, Shell, Woodside Energy
SBCC solution providers: Alfa Laval, Panasia
Port regulators (as observers): Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Port + storage terminal operators: Advario, Jurong Port, PSA Singapore, Singapore LNG Corporation
Vessel owners + operators + cargo owner: BHP, bp Shipping, BW Epic Kosan, Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS),
Hapag-Lloyd, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd ("K" Line), Navigator Gas, Olympic Shipping, Pavilion Energy, Stena
Shipyards + vessel designers: SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd, Seatrium*
Enablers: Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Emerson, Endress + Hauser, Gard, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)
* Following completion of the combination of Sembcorp Marine Ltd and Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd on 28 February 2023, Sembcorp Marine Ltd has been renamed Seatrium Limited with effect from 26 April 2023.
Industry Consultation & Alignment Panel
As part of this study, an Industry Consultation & Alignment Panel (iCAP) is being set up to solicit inputs. Register your interest to join the iCAP by clicking here.