Ballast water management system specialist Ecochlor has signed a letter of intent with Greek bulker owner Diana Shipping and carbon capture and storage specialist Sinotech for the installation of a scrubber and CCS system onboard Diana Shipping’s 2014-built, 179,492 dwt capesize dry bulk carrier
This system is designed to capture 25% of the CO2 emitted within the exhaust gas and temporarily store it onboard in liquified form. Sinotech will provide the expertise for a full feasibility study, engineering and overall turn-key package for the installation, and crew training as well as full support towards type approval certification of the installed system by the vessel’s administration.
The company will also handle the offloading and sustainable disposal of the captured CO2 in China. The installation is intended to take place at a Chinese shipyard, most likely in the Zhoushan province. Furthermore, the LOI will explore potential business opportunities and lay the groundwork for future cooperation on matters beyond this initial scrubber and CCS system installation.
In early 2022, Sinotech received approval in principle certificate for marine CCS products from Lloyd’s Register, Class NK, and Bureau Veritas.
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